July 23, 2024

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Musk talks about setting up a “small monthly payment” to use X (ex-Twitter)

Musk talks about setting up a "small monthly payment" to use X (ex-Twitter)

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The ‘tech’ mogul has made a number of changes since taking over the network known as Twitter in October last year for $44 billion.

It laid off thousands of employees, introduced a payment option, removed content moderation and reinstated previously banned accounts, including those of former US President Donald Trump.

In July, the platform lost half of its advertising revenue, he said. Bots — accounts run by computer programs rather than humans — are common on X, where they are used to artificially amplify political messages or fan the flames of racial hatred.

Monday Mr. In an interview with Musk, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised the issue of anti-Semitism online and how X could “use robots — armies of robots — to prevent it from replicating and spreading.

Mr. Musk responded that the company is “moving toward a smaller monthly payment for using System X.”

“It’s the only way I can think of to fight vast armies of robots,” he said. “Because a robot costs a fraction of a cent – call it a tenth of a cent – but if someone has to pay a few dollars, a small amount, the effective cost of robots is very high. »

“And then every time you have a new bot you also have to have a new payment method.”

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Musk accused the ADL of making baseless accusations of anti-Semitism to scare off advertisers and hurt his company’s revenue, and threatened to sue for billions of dollars.

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