Elon Musk is going to charge for Platform X, the former Twitter

19. 10. 2023 | Natalie Bezděková

Social network X, formerly known as Twitter, has seen major changes since Elon Musk, the platform’s owner, announced plans to charge for user accounts. The new fees are expected to be only nominal, with an annual fee of one dollar. This change is in response to the problem with bots and fake accounts on the platform.

Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, owns the X platform and plans to create a fee-based model called “Not A Bot”. This model is intended to combat bots and fake accounts that flood the social network with unwanted content, spam and attempts to influence public opinion.

Access to Network X will remain free, but users who pay a minimum annual fee will be able to use basic features such as posting and commenting. Users without a subscription will only be able to view the content of others.

Testing of the new model is currently underway in New Zealand and the Philippines, although it is not yet clear when the change will be rolled out in other parts of the world. Elon Musk originally claimed that Social Network X would always be free for regular users, but now it seems that the platform’s policy is changing.

The plans for charging have caused a stir and will be watched as testing expands and what the ultimate impact on users of Network X will be. However, it is still unclear when and how the charges will be applied on Network X.

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Natalie Bezděková

I am a student of Master's degree in Political Science. I am interested in marketing, especially copywriting and social media. I also focus on political and social events at home and abroad and technological innovations. My free time is filled with sports, reading and a passion for travel.


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