Skip to main content
We may receive compensation from affiliate partners for some links on this site. Read our full Disclosure here.

WATCH Elon Musk: “We’re Moving To Have A Small Monthly Payment” To Use X…

Will Elon Musk’s X, formerly known as Twitter, become a paid social media platform?

The billionaire floated the idea in a recent interview with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the best way he could think of to rid X of its massive bot problem.

It’s no secret that the platform suffers from an unusually high concentration of automated bot accounts—anyone who has ever used the new X or old Twitter knows this.

Prior to purchasing Twitter and rebranding it as X, Musk himself speculated that the number of active bots constituted anywhere from 25-90% of the platform’s daily traffic. Here’s more on the story:

According to The New York Post:

He explained that adding a subscription to access the social media site would make it difficult for bots to create accounts because they would each need to register a new credit card.

Musk did not specify how much money he would charge each user, but said it would be “lower-tier pricing” than what X charges its premium subscribers — which is about $8 each month.

Responses to the announcement from the X community were overwhelmingly negative, as non-verified users would have to pay to use the platform if Musk moves ahead with his proposal.

Fox Business featured this related detail:

Musk said earlier this month that X’s ad revenue was down 60%.

He blamed the advertiser exodus on pressure from the Anti-Defamation League and other groups that disagree with X’s content moderation policies.


Join the conversation!

Please share your thoughts about this article below. We value your opinions, and would love to see you add to the discussion!

Thanks for sharing!