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Twitter/X will be paid for new subscribers

In an effort to stem the persistent bot problem on X (or Twitter for the more nostalgic), Elon Musk has introduced a new paid policy which would represent a new turning point towards the monetization of the social network.

Solve the bot problem by making X paid?

Since Musk acquired Twitter, lhe issue of bots has remained a thorn in the side of the platform, showing no signs of improvement. Faced with this challenge, Musk seems inclined to take radical measures.

Recently, within the application, hints have emerged that suggest the imminent introduction of an annual subscription for new users. This subscription would allow full access to the social featuresincluding the possibility of post and “like”. New users will, however, be able to choose not to proceed with the payment of the fee, thus entering a three-month waitlist. At the end of the 90 days of waiting, they will be able to use X for free, with all the features provided by the social network.

The maneuver – as anticipated – aims to discourage the creation of fake accounts operated by bots. Not only that though, she is also Elon Musk's umpteenth invective for capitalize the revenues of a social network that – since its acquisition – has lost almost half of its value.

What we know about Twitter's paid solution

The app's source code reveals a clear message: “To post and interact, subscribe. New, unverified users will have to pay a small annual fee to be able to write on the site, including actions such as posting, liking, bookmarking and replying. This measure is aimed at reducing the presence of bots and spam, thus improving the experience for everyone. Following accounts and browsing X will remain free.” (via GizChina)

Elon Musk personally confirmed this news via Twitter/X, stating that “Unfortunately, a small cost to allow new users to post is the only solution to stopping the advance of bots.”

At the moment it is not clear how much this figure will amount to. Meanwhile, in these hours, Elon Musk has confirmed the wave of layoffs that is about to hit Tesla. According to estimates, more than 10% of the company's employees will find themselves out of work.

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