Sunday, 04 December 2022



LATEST NEWS Jai Inder Kaur thanks BJP leadership for appointing her as the State Vice President BJP to launch Mandal level awareness campaign across J&K on New Industrial Policy: Devender Singh Rana Police solves murder case within 24hrs in Budgam Dilbag Singh Chairs joint review meeting at Delta Force Headquarters Ramban Shemrock Senior Secondary celebrated Musical Soiree Sheikh Zayed Festival lights up the sky with“Together for the Future” 13KG Heroin Recovery Case: Punjab Police Arrests Two More Aides From Rajasthan Filmmaker Anand Gandhi Makes A Big Statement On The Block-Buster Hit ‘Kantara’ AGTF Arrests Main Shooter Of Bhupi Rana Gang From Barwala Anil Vij issued directions to the sub-inspector of the women's police station for not taking action in the rape case registered in Palwal International Day of Persons with Disability organised in Malout Shri Ram ji resides in every veins of the people : Anil Vij Like Punjab, youth of Gujarat will be given government jobs : Bhagwant Mann Anmol Gagan Maan Inaugurates 6th Military Literature Festival-2022 Harjot Singh Bains kicks off ‘Mission 100%: Give Your Best’ campaign CP appeals social media channels to act responsibly for maintaining peace & communal harmony GDC Kathua felicitates Alumnus Dr. Anju Bala Progress of CD Panchayat works reviewed in Rajouri International Day for Persons with Disabilities observed in Rajouri GDC Ramgarh organises cleanliness drive under My College My Pride campaign Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon conducts two day tour of Kishtwar


Questions raised on Elon Musk's bot claims on Twitter

Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO, Tesla CEO, San Francisco, SpaceX Project, Twitter

Web Admin

Web Admin

5 Dariya News

New Delhi , 20 Aug 2022

Leading bot researchers have questioned Tesla CEO Elon Musk's claims about the huge presence of fake/spamming accounts on Twitter, as the online tool his team used to count bots on the micro-blogging platform cannot be relied upon.Musk's legal team has mentioned the use of 'Botometer' that tracks spam and fake accounts in a countersuit against Twitter.

Using the tool, the Tesla CEO's team estimated that 33 per cent of "visible accounts" on the social media platform were "false or spam accounts", as against Twitter's claim that spam accounts represent less than five per cent of its daily active users.According to the BBC, the court filings made by Musk's legal team have now been questioned by 'Botometer' creator Kaicheng Yang, who said that the figure "doesn't mean anything".

"In order to estimate the prevalence (of bots), you need to choose a threshold to cut the score," Yang was quoted as saying in the report.

"If you change the threshold from a three to a two then you will get more bots and less humans. So how to choose this threshold is key to the answer of how many bots there are on the platform," he added.However, Musk's countersuit does not explain what threshold it used to reach its 33 per cent number, according to Yang who has questioned the methodology.Yang said he was not approached by Musk's legal team before they used the tool.In his countersuit, Musk claimed that a third of visible Twitter accounts were fake.

Using that figure, "the team estimated that a minimum of 10 per cent of daily active users are bots".According to Yang, the countersuit "doesn't make the details clear, so he (Musk) has the freedom to do whatever he wants. So the number to me, it doesn't mean anything", reports the BBC.Musk on Friday said that Parag Agrawal-led Twitter is avoiding sharing information on the actual number of bot and spam accounts on his platform.

The Tesla CEO has said that if Agrawal can prove the actual number of fake accounts, then the terminated deal can still move forward."If Twitter simply provides their method of sampling 100 accounts and how they're confirmed to be real, the deal should proceed on original terms," Musk had tweeted.Amid the ongoing legal dispute, Musk has also challenged Agrawal to have a public debate on fake accounts and spam.


Tags: Elon Musk , SpaceX CEO , Tesla CEO , San Francisco , SpaceX Project , Twitter



related news




Photo Gallery



Video Gallery



5 Dariya News RNI Code: PUNMUL/2011/49000
© 2011-2022 | 5 Dariya News | All Rights Reserved
Powered by: CDS PVT LTD