It’s official: tech platforms of all kinds (but maybe, ahem, one1 in particular) have given up even attempting to hide behind the thinnest of veils that “creators” are just a means to an end in the same way publishers were a couple years ago. There’s no more hiding who the product is now. And if you’re really paying attention you’ll see the pattern and how it will almost certainly play out.
As an aside, I’m on my way out from that particular platform which a few weeks back I finally deleted from my phone. I’d rather own and control my own content than feed that particular machine. ↩