Elon Musk Says New X Users will have to Pay to Post

By Consultants Review Team Tuesday, 16 April 2024

Elon Musk has hinted that new X users would be charged for uploading material to the social media network, which should deter potential members. Unfortunately, "a small fee for new user write access is the only way to curb the relentless onslaught of bots," the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla wrote in response to an X user.

Musk wrote, "Troll farms and current AI can easily pass the 'are you a bot' test." He continued by saying that "so many good handles are taken as a result" of the surge of bogus accounts using up namespace.

That is far more difficult than having to pay a small price. Just new users may utilize this. After three months, they will be able to create acts for free," the millionaire continued. The network started charging new, unverified users in the Philippines and New Zealand $1 annually in October of last year.

The Musk-led company declared a massive wipe of spam accounts earlier this month. As the social networking site began the process of removing bots, a number of X users lost followers. The network had been inundated with spam and porn bots in recent months, confusing users, which prompted the move.

Musk has said that trolls and bots were being removed from the system. X has not disclosed the number of bots that are active on the platform at this time.

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