In response to X News Daily, an X account dedicated to X-related news, Elon Musk provided confirmation regarding the use of user data. Musk clarified that only public data, such as posts, would be utilized for training purposes, excluding direct messages or any private information.
For years, consumers have been aware of the trade-off that if a product is free, they themselves may be the product. This holds true for X users, who now find themselves contributing data to train the platform's AI models.
While most users may find this data usage reasonable in exchange for free platform access, it remains uncertain whether paying X Premium (previously known as Twitter Blue) users are subject to the same terms or if they receive enhanced privacy measures by default.
Additionally, Ivanovs highlighted Musk's latest venture, xAI. Although still in its early stages, xAI aims to understand the true nature of the universe and promises to share more information in the coming months. While xAI operates as a separate entity from X Corp, the company behind the social media platform, Ivanovs speculates that X data could potentially be incorporated into xAI's training processes in the future.
Contacting X for comments continues to be a challenge, as their press email only generates automated replies featuring a poop emoji.