Elon Musk big policy change: How much will posting on X cost?

The fee charging policy aims to combat bots problem and deal with fake use
A representational image. — Pixabay
A representational image. — Pixabay

X (formerly known as Twitter) owner Elon Musk has decided to bring a new paid tier on the social media platform following the adoption of which users will be charged a minimal amount for tweeting.

The move — which was first implemented in Philippines and New Zealand where X charged $1 subscription fee from the users annually — aims to combat bots problem and deal with fake users.

Musk confirmed the development by responding to a tweet on X. Unfortunately, a small fee for new user write access is the only way to curb the relentless onslaught of bots. Current AI (and troll farms) can pass “are you a bot” with ease,” Musk wrote in response to tweet about speculations regarding expansion of fee charging policy.

The 52-year-old billionaire, in response to another message, mentioned that the new accounts would be able to post after three months of creation without paying a fee.

This policy change has come in light of millions of bot accounts being detected that lead to either fake products or pornographic content.

As of now, no other details regarding the new policy have been disclosed

The newly signed in users on the platform in these regions could read the posts but couldn’t interact with them.

To post content, like, repost, reply, bookmark and quote posts, they had to pay a fee.