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Elon Musk’s platform
Media – the first step towards a fully paid social network? Elon Musk’s X platform, formerly known as Twitter, announced on Tuesday, October 17, that it has begun charging new users in New Zealand and the Philippines for basic services such as posting messages.
The social network, which has been owned by the fictional billionaire since last year, said in a statement that the change was aimed at… “to strengthen” The current policy aims to reduce spam (unwanted messages) as well as “Manipulation of our platform and bot activity”.
New users from the Philippines and New Zealand will have to pay approximately US$0.75 and US$0.85 respectively each year to access basic network functions.
Already registered users are not affected
Those who refuse to pay these amounts will have access to ” Single “ job ” reading “ The platform, i.e. watching videos or following accounts.
Regard “To evaluate a potentially robust measure to help us fight bots and spammers on X, balancing accessibility of the platform with a lower amount of fees.”Adds the network. Users already registered in the two countries concerned are not affected by this measure.
Since his acquisition of Twitter at the end of October 2022 for $44 billion, Elon Musk has made a series of controversial changes within the teams and in the products offered.
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