X Fixes Bug That Mislabelled Posts As ‘Sensitive Media’: Here’s What Happened – News18

Published By: Shaurya Sharma

Last Updated: January 22, 2024, 11:39 IST

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Elon Musk’s X has acknowledged the bug which troubled many.

Elon Musk-owned X (formerly Twitter) said that it has fixed the bug that mislabeled posts as “sensitive content.” Here’s the full story.

Elon Musk-run X on Monday said it has fixed a bug that caused the platform to incorrectly label numerous posts as ‘Sensitive Media’. According to the company, the vulnerability in its system flagged several genuine accounts.

“A bug in our system caused X to incorrectly label numerous posts as Sensitive Media,” the company posted. “We’ve fixed the underlying issue and are now working to remove labels from impacted posts, it added.

Musk also said that an “X spam/scam bot accidentally flagged many legitimate accounts” which was being fixed by the company. A follower reacted, saying that Musk can also fix the problem with the porn bots.

“Porn accounts should be flagged and there should be some kind of system where as a user, you can have in your settings to allow/not allow these flagged accounts to follow, repost or comment on a post,” the follower posted.

Another user commented: “Community Notes has also been hijacked. Fix that as well”.

Last October, the world’s richest man said that in order to tackle bots, new X users will need to pay $1 per year to post on the platform, although they can read other posts for free.

The company rolled out the test of this new programme in New Zealand and the Philippines, before it launches it globally.

X will require new users in New Zealand and the Philippines to pay $1 to create accounts.

“Read for free, but $1/year to write. It’s the only way to fight bots without blocking real users,” Musk had posted. “This won’t stop bots completely, but it will be 1000X harder to manipulate the platform,” he added.

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