Elon Musk will test a $1 fee for new Twitter users (X); Understands Reproduction/Getty Images
Twitter (Currently in practice, Elon Musk’s social network will only allow Internet users to like, reply to, post, tag, repost or quote posts if they make the annual payment. According to the company, in an announcement on Tuesday ( 17), the initiative is part of the “Not A Bot” test, which aims to reduce the presence of malicious bots on the social network. It is possible that the fee could be consolidated worldwide if the microblog sees the results as positive.
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With this change, new non-paying Twitter users will have a read-only profile to view posts and follow accounts – but they won’t be able to interact with posts. However, the social network ensures that internet users who are already using the platform will not be affected by the new feature.
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According to Twitter’s support page, “Not A Bot” is not intended to make a profit, but rather to act as a filter to reduce the amount of spam and bot activity — bots that automatically mimic people’s behaviors on social networks. The company said it would share the results of its anti-spam program.
It should be noted that the social network currently has a paid plan implemented by Elon Musk. OX Premium, also called Twitter Blue, offers benefits like a verified badge and access to new tools the company is developing. Currently, subscriptions start at R$42 per month.
With information from TechCrunch
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