May 5, 2022: -Elon Musk has said that governments and businesses may have to pay to use Twitter after announcing his plans to buy the social media platform worth $44 billion.
On Tuesday, the tech billionaire, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, the platform will continue to be accessible for “casual users.”
It’s not clear if Musk wants to charge businesses and governments or whether certain groups like non-profits and journalists would be exempt from any put fees.
Over the years, Twitter fails to make anywhere near as much money as other social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
Musk, with 90.7 million Twitter followers, had said he wants to “make Twitter ever by enhancing the product with new features.”
Twitter is experimenting with a paid-for subscription service called Twitter Blue in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand offers additional features.
The premium offering costs $2.99 each month in the U.S. and gives users access to undoing tweets and bookmarking tweets. Musk said he wants to cut the price of Twitter Blue and make changes to the service, including introducing a ban on ads.
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Musk has said all the direct messages of Twitter should be end-to-end encrypted so nobody spy on or hack a user’s messages.
At the annual Met Gala, Musk said Twitter also needs to eliminate the bots and trolls and scams that exist on the platform.
“We don’t trick people out of their money and that kind of thing,” he added.