Elon Musk might charge everyone for Twitter/X next

Elon Musk might charge everyone for Twitter/X next

Elon Musk might put all of Twitter/X behind a paywall. Speaking in a livestream on Monday, Musk told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the microblogging platform is “moving to a small monthly payment” system, allegedly to combat bots.

To that I say: Do it, coward. I dare you.

Musk has been considering making Twitter/X a paid website for a while, with a Platformer report from last November stating that he was already discussing implementing such a change in 2022. The billionaire has been scrambling to turn his $44 billion impulse buy into a profitable investment from the moment he lugged a kitchen sink into the company’s headquarters late last year. However, Musk appears to have little idea of how to go about it without alienating the vast majority of Twitter/X’s userbase, not to mention its advertisers.

“It’s the only way I can think of to combat vast armies of bots,” Musk said of his latest monetisation plan, displaying a considerable lack of imagination.

The richest man in the world did not say exactly how much he is considering demanding from the proletariat for their continued use of Twitter/X, only that it will be a “small amount of money.” Of course, a “small amount” could mean anything coming from a man with a net worth of $263.3 billion.

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