On Saturday, Elon Musk made the announcement that media publishers will soon be able to charge users for each article on Twitter. Media publishers will be able to use the new feature to let users pay a one-time fee to access articles instead of buying a full subscription.
Musk posted a tweet that read, “This platform will allow media publishers to charge users on a per-article basis with one click,” and it will be available “next month.” Users who wouldn’t pursue a month-to-month membership can follow through on a greater expense for each article when they just need to peruse a couple of articles.
Rolling out next month, this platform will allow media publishers to charge users on a per article basis with one click.
This enables users who would not sign up for a monthly subscription to pay a higher per article price for when they want to read an occasional article.…
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 29, 2023
Musk guesses that the new Twitter element will be a “mutual benefit” for per-users and media distributors.
The percentage of each transaction that Twitter will take as commission remains a mystery regarding the upcoming feature. There is additionally no authority day for kick-off uncovered or explanation about which records and news sources will actually want to meet all requirements for the element.
Since he purchased Twitter for $44 billion last year, Musk has previously stated that he has felt “under constant attack” from the public. The tech billionaire has been criticized for, among other things, restoring the previously banned account of Donald Trump and eliminating Twitter’s legacy verification program.
On Friday, Musk discussed his controversial acquisition of the social media platform with Bill Maher on “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
“I think we should be extremely wary about whatever is against meritocratic and anything that outcomes in the suppression of free speech,” Musk mentioned that the two aspects “woke mind virus” are extremely risky”. You can’t talk about things, and even the questions are terrible. Synonymous is almost the same as cancel culture.”
Musk argued that he needed to “take drastic action” in order for the platform to avoid bankruptcy. However, he did not directly address the controversy surrounding his Twitter Blue program, which provides verification checkmarks to users who pay a monthly fee.
“I believe that things are currently fairly stable. It was on the road to success to bankruptcy after acquisition so I needed to make an exceptional move. Musk stated, “There was no other option.”