X, social network Formerly known as Twitter, it may become pay-per-view. This was suggested by owner Elon Musk in his meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister yesterday. Benjamin Netanyahu. “We are starting to receive a small monthly payment for the use of the system,” the tech mogul said.
Currently the platform only charges users with ‘premium’ subscriptions. In Spain it costs 11 euros for both users. iPhone like operating system Android and includes improvements like account verification, the ability to send much longer messages, and even the ability to hide ‘liked’ comments.
Musk has a long history of making extemporaneous or exaggerated statements, which may later be unfulfilled. At this time, X’s owner has not made any further statements regarding this possibility or responded to press questions.
Controversial businessman assured that setting up a paywall for “a few dollars or something like that” would be a deterrent boots or the automated accounts that proliferate on the social network. When he bought Twitter in November 2022, he guaranteed that he would terminate Twitter. fake accountsbut these have become a headache for Musk.
In April, it began recommending messages only from paying users as the “only realistic way” to combat bots, but the problem remained unsolved. Some changes, such as allowing the purchase of a blue verification pin, even increased phishing on X, which scared off many advertisers.
Musk met with Netanyahu in California this Monday. During the meeting, broadcast live on channel X, the Israeli leader openly pressured the boss to stop the growth. antisemitism spotted on the social network. Musk responded despite being against hate. Jewry” Freedom of expression Sometimes it means someone you don’t like says something you don’t like. “If you don’t have that, then it’s not freedom of speech.”
Musk said nothing about the role his changes played in spreading anti-Semitic messages. Various studies have found that hate messages have skyrocketed since the businessman bought the former Twitter. In recent months, Auschwitz Memorial condemned that the social network no longer removes provocative messages hate Against Jews or other minorities. Musk isn’t just reinforcing statements over and over again far right and condemned their conspiracies, but even condemned a historical NGO that revealed that X did not eliminate 99% of posts racists And homophobic.
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