Elon Musk plans to charge X users a monthly subscription fee to combat bots
Elon Musk, the CEO of X (formerly Twitter), has announced that the social media platform will soon start charging its users a monthly subscription fee. The move is seen as a strategic response to combat the proliferation of bots on the platform.
Musk made the announcement during a live-streamed conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He confirmed that X has 550 million monthly users as of now who generate 100 million to 200 million posts per day.
Musk did not provide specific information about how much the monthly fee would cost users or what additional features would be included in the subscription at the lowest tier.
X users have reacted with mixed emotions to the announcement. Some have vowed to leave the platform if it starts charging users. Others have dismissed the announcement as one of Musk’s antics, noting that he previously wanted to charge verified users for the blue badge but ended up restoring it.
Would you be willing to pay a monthly subscription fee for X?
This is a question that only you can answer. It depends on a number of factors, such as how much you use X, how much value you get from it, and how much you are willing to spend on a monthly subscription.
If you are a heavy user of X and you find it to be a valuable platform, then you may be willing to pay a monthly subscription fee. However, if you are a light user or you do not find X to be particularly valuable, then you may be more likely to leave the platform if it starts charging users.
Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to pay a monthly subscription fee for X is a personal one.