Elon Musk Says a Slight Fee Might Be Coming for Twitter
(RightWing.org) – People began circulating far-fetched rumors shortly after the news broke that Twitter’s board of directors accepted Elon Musk’s offer to purchase the platform for roughly $44 billion. Some praised the move as a victory for online expression. Others predicted it was just a matter of time before Twitter started charging a user’s fee. However, as it turns out, Musk might have a slightly different approach to making his investment pay off for him.
An avid user of the platform, Musk posted a tweet offering some insight into his plans for Twitter on Tuesday, May 3. He dispelled rumors he would monetize the site at the expense of everyone, writing Twitter would “always be free for casual users.” But, he said the platform might impose a nominal fee for business and government users.
Twitter will always be free for casual users, but maybe a slight cost for commercial/government users
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 3, 2022
In Musk’s accompanying tweet above, he compares Twitter to the freemasons. While the term has become synonymous with more modern fraternal organizations like the Masons, as BBC explains, freemasonry dates back to the Middle Ages. Allowing their secret techniques to become public knowledge for everyone to copy freely became their undoing. Presumably, Musk doesn’t want to see Twitter follow their lead; recognizing the inherent value in the platform for commercial users.
What do you think? Do you support nominal fees for business and government Twitter accounts?
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