December 5, 2022
Billionaire Elon Musk has suggested that Twitter start charging government and commercial users a “slight” fee to use the social media platform.

Billionaire Elon Musk has suggested that Twitter start charging government and commercial users a “slight” fee to use the social media platform.

Since Twitter’s board of directors accepted the Tesla and SpaceX CEO’s offer to purchase the social media platform for $44 billion on April 25, Musk has touted changes including open algorithms, the elimination of bots and trolls, and the elimination of censorship.

In a cryptic message Tuesday afternoon, Musk tweeted that “the downfall of the Freemasons was giving away their stonecutting services for nothing.”

A few hours later, he added context, suggesting an unprecedented pay-to-use format for government and commercial users.

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Such a policy would be a first among major social media platforms.

Musk has also suggested changes to Twitter’s subscription service, Twitter Blue.

“Everyone who signs up for Twitter Blue (ie pays $3/month) should get an authentication checkmark,” he tweeted, but he deleted it shortly afterward.

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Monday night at the Met Gala, Musk said he is a definite “enemy” of bots and trolls, telling red-carpet reporters: “I’m definitely on the warpath! If somebody is operating a bot and troll army, then I’m definitely their enemy.”

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