musk(Elon Musk) During a live conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, he proposed an idea to solve the problem that was previously known.TwitterThe social platform dealing with the “robot army” now named X will “move towards charging a small monthly fee.”
“It’s the only way I can think of to combat a robot army,” he explains. Even if the robot costs only a few bucks, the costs add up, and each additional robot requires a new credit card to be registered. Pay membership fees, which makes it harder for bots to set up accounts. He and Netanyahu were discussingayeThe theoretical risks of the technology, and how AI could potentially be regulated.
Musk did not disclose how much the new subscription plan will cost users, describing it only as a “small amount”, which is less than the current monthly payment of $8 for Premium subscribers. There are no further details about what features are or are not included in this lowest-tier subscription plan.
According to technology website AXIOS, Musk often previews new products or ideas but later changes his mind, so the idea of widespread charging may not be realized anytime soon. Although more and more social media companies are trying to launch subscription plans amid the weak advertising market, some operators rely only on subscriptions to operate.
The subscription product, named Premium X by Twitter Blue, has been slow to roll out. Mashable reported in May, citing third-party estimates, that as of the end of April, Premium X had approximately 640,000 to 680,000 subscribers.
Musk also provided new metrics for X on Monday, saying it had 550 million “monthly users” and generated 100 million to 200 million posts per day. But they did not say how many users were real people and how many were bots.
The above figures cannot be directly compared with the number of users before Musk took over Twitter for $44 billion at the end of October last year. Twitter said in May 2022 that “monetizable average daily active users” were 229 million.