Elon Musk says X, previously often called, is contemplating having its customers pay a “small month-to-month fee” to make use of the social media platform.
On Monday, Musk made the remarks throughout a livestreamed conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about synthetic intelligence, saying the payment can be meant to maintain bots off X.
“It is the one approach I can consider to fight huge armies of bots,” he stated.
He additionally added that X has 550 million month-to-month customers that generate 100 million to 200 million posts a day. Nonetheless, he did not point out whether or not he was factoring bots into that determine.
The assembly with Netanyahu comes weeks after Musk stated hefor purportedly accusing X and him of antisemitism, and fueling advertisers’ exodus from the social community. The ADL flagged a surge in bullying and antisemitic posts on X following the billionaire’s acquisition of the social community final yr. On Monday, Musk stated he is towards “attacking any group.”
“Clearly, I am towards antisemitism,” he stated. “I am towards anti-really something that promotes hate and battle.”
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Musk didn’t elaborate on how a lot fee can be to make use of X, however stated it might be a “small sum of money.”
“We’re truly going to give you a decrease tier pricing … It is a longer dialogue, however in my opinion, that is truly the one protection towards huge armies of bots,” he stated.
At the moment, X has a premium subscription service the place it costs customers for sure options, together with having the ability to edit a publish and having prioritized rankings in conversations and search. Pricing for the service begins at $8 a month.
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