Elon Musk is considering transforming X, formerly known as Twitter, into a subscription-based platform. He discussed the idea of charging all X (users during a conversation about AI with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, stating that it's the solution to combat bots.
During their in-person meeting in California on Monday, Netanyahu expressed concerns to Musk about the rising spread of antisemitism on Musk's social media platform, X.
Wannabe dictator Bibi @netanyahu says to the richest Nazi in history “I know your opposition to antisemitism.”— Jim Stewartson, Anti-disinfo activist 🇺🇸🇺🇦💙 (@jimstewartson) September 18, 2023
Musk: “I’m sort of against attacking any group.”
The fact is he blamed the ADL for destroying Twitter, constantly promotes “anti-white racism” & signals to Nazis.
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Elon Musk revisiting an idea apparently floated privately in the past -- charging *everyone* to use Twitter. A lower tier than premium. "We’ve moving to a small monthly payment for use of the X system," he just told Benjamin Netanyahu, saying it's only way to stamp out bots.— Dave Lee (@DaveLeeBBG) September 18, 2023
Subscribers to Blue can also earn a share of advertising revenue, primarily from ads displayed in response to their posts.
In October 2022, Elon Musk, somewhat reluctantly, completed a $44 billion deal to acquire Twitter, which was burdened with debt.
After the deal, he removed Twitter's senior management team and assumed the role of CEO himself. Under his leadership, Twitter underwent significant downsizing, with approximately 80% of the company's employees being let go.
Given Musk's history of pursuing unpopular or questionable actions, this change could have significant implications if implemented.