Musk Mulls Twitter Fee for Commercial and Government Users

Multi-billionaire Elon Musk said on Tuesday that Twitter may start charging a “slight” fee for its commercial and government users.

After Musk’s $44 Billion buy-out of Twitter, the new owner now mulls adding a charge for Twitter’s commercial and government users as part of the social media giant’s new strategies in order to increase revenue, which has stagnated in recent years compared to other social media platforms such as Facebook.

“Twitter will always be free for casual users, but maybe a slight cost for commercial/government users,” said Musk in a tweet.

Similarly, Musk said at the annual Met Gala in New York on Monday that Twitter’s reach was “niche” and that he would like a much larger percentage of the American population to use it despite already having 229 Million daily users.

Musk also suggested a number of changes to Twitter which include making the algorithms that curate what users see on the platform “open source” and also stated his intention to defeat spambots and to “authenticate” all users.

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