Commercial, Government Users To Pay For Twitter - Elon Musk

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NiceGuy
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May 4th, 2022, 9:44 am

Elon Musk: Commercial, Government Users To Pay For Twitter
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Billionaire entrepreneur, Elon Musk, on Wednesday, said Twitter commercial and government users may have to pay to use the micro-blogging platform.

Twitter on Monday, April 25, confirmed the selling of the platform to Musk in a deal valued at $44 billion.

The sale was a dramatic shift for the board, which had originally maneuvered to block Musk from taking the social media network private.

“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Musk said in a joint statement announcing the takeover.

But confirming fears by the majority that his takeover might lead to commercialisation of the social media platform, Musk in a tweet in the early hours of Wednesday, said commercial and government users will pay for the platform.

He, however, said the micro-blogging site would “always” remain free for casual users.

Justifying his move to commercialise the platform for commercial and government users in a series of tweets, the billionaire entrepreneur said free services led to the downfall of great businesses.

He wrote, “Twitter will always be free for casual users, but maybe a slight cost for commercial/government users.

The entrepreneur in a reply to a tweet added, “Some revenue is better than none!”

In an earlier tweet, Musk said, “Ultimately, the downfall of the Freemasons was giving away their stonecutting services for nothing.”
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May 4th, 2022, 9:53 am

I'm not surprised and it's a smart move.
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Deon
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May 4th, 2022, 1:13 pm

Well, it appears Jack and Elon have different ideologies on the usage of Twitter.

My concerns are,

after commercials and government pay for usage, would there still be restrictions on what can be posted on twitter?

why should users in whatever form should pay to see the ads which Twitter uses to generate billions?
An eye for an eye left thousands blind,
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