'Twitter is live, Twitter is real-time': Jack Dorsey moves to deny algorithm fears following #riptwitter movement

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey has moved to quell fears of Twitter users that it is set to move away from its real-time newsfeed to add an algorithm in the next week.

Following a day of #riptwitter trending on the site amid reports that the service was to introduce the algorithm which led to an angry response, Dorsey has said that it will remain real-time and that the service listens to its user base.

"Twitter is live, Twitter is real-time" he stated before promising "Twitter is here to stay".

Dorsey's tweets, sent early evening on Saturday 6 February can be read below:

In between a bit more explanation

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