December 8, 2023



Elon Musk says users will soon have to pay for X in effort to stop bots

New York Post

By Melissa Koenig
Published Sep. 19, 2023, 7:44 a.m. ET

Elon Musk has casually announced plans to start charging a monthly fee to everyone using X, his new name for Twitter.

The world’s richest man revealed the planned paywall late Monday during a chat with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he was asked how he intends to deal with the large armies of bots that amplify hate speech.

“The single most important reason we’re moving to have a small monthly payment for use of the X system is it’s the only way I can think of to combat vast armies of bots,” Musk replied casually.

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