Elon Musk Considers Subscription-Based Services

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur, Considers Subscription-Based Services for Everyone who uses Twitter. He suggested that a small monthly service fee for using the platform could effectively deter these operations.

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Elon Musk Considers Subscription-Based Services for Everyone

Elon Musk explained that considers a subscription-based services for everyone would significantly increase the “effective cost of bots”. This would necessitate operators to use a new payment method for each account, thereby making it more challenging and costly to maintain multiple bot accounts. This proposal was made during a conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Musk’s Tesla offices in Fremont, California.

Addressing Hate Speech and Antisemitism

Prime Minister Netanyahu, who had raised concerns about antisemitism and hate speech on the platform, asked Musk how he could prevent “armies of bots” from amplifying such harmful content. In response, Musk stated that bots are the “single most important reason” to shift to monthly payments. He believes that this shift could serve as a significant deterrent to those who use bots to spread hate speech and other harmful content.

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The Challenge of Policing Content

Musk acknowledged the difficulty of policing the vast amount of content generated on the platform each day, which ranges from 100 million to 200 million posts. However, he expressed his commitment to taking steps to de-amplify hate speech. This comes amidst his ongoing conflict with the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish civil rights group.

In conclusion, Musk’s proposal for a monthly service fee represents a potential strategy for combating bot operations and reducing the spread of hate speech on social media platforms.

By Shamiso Miracle

Shamiso Miracle completed her degree in journalism and media studies at the University of Zimbabwe before honing her skills at Savanna News. She then went on to work at iHarare News, becoming a voice for everyday SA citizens who wanted to share their stories. When she's not writing news that entertains and inspires ,Shamiso is an avid reader and a wellness bunny.

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