Musk to charge new X users to post, but some say it won’t stop the bots


Social media platform X has long had a crypto spam problem, so will a fee to post be enough to stop them? Users are skeptical.

Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is planning to charge new users to tweet in an attempt to curb an ongoing spam problem on his microblogging platform X, though not everyone is convinced this will stem the tide of crypto-scam touting bots.

X owner Elon Musk said “Unfortunately, a small fee for new user write access is the only way to curb the relentless onslaught of bots,” on April 15 in reply to a post by the ‘X Daily News’ account regarding the testing of a spam reduction policy.

The announcement stated that X might be expanding its policy to charge new users to use basic functions such as posting, replying, liking or bookmarking a post.

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