Elon Musk owner of X formerly known as Twitter has said that ‘X’ may no longer be a free site and soon going to introduce a monthly fee for users of his social media platform.
In a live-streamed conversation with Israeli PM Netanyahu on Monday, Elon Musk said the company was “moving to a small monthly payment” for the use of the X system. He suggested that such a change would be necessary to deal with the problem of bots on the platform.
Musk cited the need to combat armies of bots as the main reason for this move, as requiring a subscription would deter bots from creating accounts due to the necessity of registering a new credit card for each account.
While Musk did not specify the exact fee, he mentioned it would be “lower-tier pricing” than the $8 charged to premium subscribers.
This idea had been previously discussed but was not implemented until now, as Twitter continues to face financial challenges and a decline in ad revenue.
The announcement drew mixed reactions from users, with some expressing concerns about the paywall and the security of their financial information.