Musk considers charging all Twitter users a subscription fee

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On September 18, Musk, CEO of Tesla and owner of social platform X (formerly Twitter), expressed the idea of ​​possibly charging subscription fees to all users of X during a live broadcast with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. “We’re moving to paying a small monthly fee to use X,” Musk said. He claimed this was to combat bots and fake accounts on the platform.

Currently, X’s subscription plan, X Blue, costs $8 per month.

It is reported that on September 18, local time, in a live broadcast event, Twitter boss and Tesla CEO Elon Musk was asked how to prevent the “robot army” from amplifying hatred on the X platform Commenting, he said that this is a super tough problem, and for this, the platform will require users to pay a small monthly fee.

Musk said that currently, the X platform provides two levels of services: free and paid. Under such a system, the operating cost of the robot is very low, “only a fraction of a penny.” If someone pays a few dollars Using this service makes the “effective cost of the robot” very high.

Musk also mentioned at the event that there are 100 million to 200 million posts in the X platform system every day, which is difficult to “supervise in advance”, but measures can be taken to “reduce the scale.”

Musk did not mention when or how much he would start charging users. In April this year, Twitter announced that it would cancel the free certification mark with immediate effect. Organizational accounts, including businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, will need to pay US$1,000 per month to obtain blue label certification, while personal accounts will need to pay monthly. 8 USD, otherwise the certification mark will be revoked. This news caused dissatisfaction among many Twitter corporate users.

Source: The Paper News, Jiemian News

Micro-comment: I think that unless Musk is crazy, he should not charge subscription fees to all Twitter users.

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