#RipTwitter trending after new reported Twitter algorithm to be launched

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The Internet is trending #riptwitter on Saturday after reports of a new algorithm that will reorder posts based on popularity, not in reverse chronological order as the social media platform currently does, Buzzfeed is reporting.

The algorithms are strictly opt in, according to the website, but that still hasn’t stopped the Internet from lashing out.

Even British comedian Ricky Gervais, never one to shy away from speaking his mind as per his Golden Globes’ stints, voiced his concern:

The new algorithm could be launched as early as next week.

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