Elon Musk’s X allows paying users to hide their likes

It’s the end of an era for X, the app formerly known as Twitter. Users can now hide their likes as long as they pay Elon Musk’s site $8 a month.

Premium users now have the option to hide their likes on X via a setting under “Profile Customization,” Techcrunch first reported.

“Your Likes tab on your profile is only visible to you. Your likes timeline is also hidden from the X APIs. Your individual likes will still be visible in posts,” the feature description reads, according to the tech news site.

Users on Twitter have long been able to see what other people have liked. This fact has proved fertile ground for controversy, as people seemed to forget that people could see what they liked. Remember when Republican Senator Ted Cruz liked a pornographic tweet? He’s far from the only one doing this. Just this year, a Chicago mayoral candidate came under fire for liking controversial tweets about “Stop and Frisk” and racial slurs on his account. Another politician that year — a Kentucky Republican who introduced a bill introducing a book ban policy in public schools — had a public fondness for pornographic material.

People will never have to blame these incidents on hacks ever again. All they have to do is pay Musk a few bucks and like him to their heart’s content.

Chrissy Callahan

Chrissy Callahan is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Chrissy Callahan joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: ChrissyCallahan@worldtimetodays.com.

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