Elon Musk’s Twitter disables autocomplete feature that hasn’t worked since…

Elon Musk’s Twitter disables autocomplete feature that hasn’t worked since…


Elon Musk’s Twitter 2.0 disabled its auto-complete feature after reports circulated on social media of it recommending gory videos of animal cruelty and war footage.

What happened: In response to user complaints about the recommendations of macabre videos depicting animal cruelty and war material, Twitter has reportedly disabled its auto-complete feature in the search bar.

The microblogging site introduced the autocomplete feature in 2012, saying, “You can select your search query from the drop-down menu even before you’ve finished typing.” Similar features are already available on Alphabet Inc.s GOOG GOOGL Google search, youtube, Amazon.com, Inc AMZN Ecommerce Website and Meta Platforms Inc.s META Instagram.

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However, as of Wednesday night, netizens noticed a strange trend where seemingly innocuous search terms like “kitten” and “dog” returned recommendations for gory videos instead.

Unsurprisingly, some users persevered Blue sky, Jack Dorsey-supported Twitter rival to ask Yoel Roththe site’s former head of trust and security whether “something was in place to prevent things like this from autocomplete.”

Roth said that the recently uncovered flaws in Twitter’s autocomplete recommendations indicate that “something serious is broken.”

Later Thursday, users began pointing out that the platform had disabled the feature entirely, leading to rumors that the Musk-led company couldn’t find a way to fix the problem.

gasoline ga The company independently verified the functionality of the feature and found that search recommendations on Twitter now only suggest accounts.

Why it matters: After Musk’s acquisition of Twitter for $44 billion last yearThe tech billionaire has made significant changes to the platform. This includes the introduction New features only available for subscriptionsThe Reinstatement of Controversial Users And…


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