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X automatically changed 'Twitter' to 'X' in users' posts, breaking legit URLs

๐ŸŒˆ Abstract

The article discusses the recent changes made by Elon Musk to Twitter, including the renaming of the company to "X" and the issues that have arisen from this change.

๐Ÿ™‹ Q&A

[01] Twitter's Renaming to "X"

1. What are the key facts about Twitter's renaming to "X"?

  • Elon Musk changed the name of the company to "X" last summer, but the main domain name is still and the platform is still commonly referred to as "Twitter"
  • X has attempted to encourage users to cease referring to it as Twitter and instead adopt the name X
  • The X for iOS app has been automatically changing any references of "" to "" in user posts, without the user's permission

2. What are the potential issues with X automatically changing "" to ""?

  • This could allow scammers and hackers to exploit the change by registering domain names like "", which would then be displayed as "" on X, potentially leading to phishing attacks
  • Some users have registered these types of domain names to prevent them from being misused, and have set up warning pages on them

3. How has X responded to these issues?

  • X has rolled out a patch to address some of the affected domain names, but the issue of changing "" to "" in user posts is still ongoing in the X for iOS app
  • It's unclear if this version of the issue will be fully resolved, as automatically changing user-generated text without permission seems problematic

[02] Elon Musk's Transition of Twitter to "X"

1. What is the current status of the domain and branding?

  • The main domain is still being used, and the platform still refers to itself as "Twitter" in official pages and communications
  • However, Elon Musk has officially renamed the company to "X", though most people still call it "Twitter"

2. What are the challenges Elon Musk is facing in transitioning Twitter to "X"?

  • The automatic changes made by the X for iOS app to replace "" with "" have caused significant issues, including the potential for phishing and scams
  • Despite the official name change, the Twitter branding and domain are still heavily used, making a complete transition to "X" difficult

3. How has the community responded to the renaming of Twitter to "X"?

  • Many users are still referring to the platform as "Twitter" and are resistant to the change to "X"
  • The technical issues caused by the automatic domain changes have further undermined the transition and caused frustration among users
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