Elon Musk said that he could charge businesses and governments for using the social networking platform he owns.
Elon Musk from SpaceX, Tesla’s CEO, stated that Twitter may be subject to a charge for certain users. Musk, a billionaire, agreed to buy the social media site last week.
“Twitter will always be free for casual users, but maybe a slight cost for commercial/government users,”Musk sent a tweet on Wednesday.
Then he followed it up with another tweet “Ultimately, the downfall of the Freemasons was giving away their stone-cutting services for nothing.”
He also added: “Some revenue is better than none!”
Twitter refused to comment when Reuters contacted them.
Social media platforms have always been open to all. Reuters has reported that Musk had told the banks that he was going to find ways to monetize his tweets after they agreed to fund Twitter’s $44billion acquisition. Musk did not comment.
Musk, who is ranked by Forbes as the world’s richest man, struck a deal with Twitter executives to buy the platform on April 25. The divisive news was met with both praise and fears, including among Twitter’s staff.
Musk pledged to protect freedom of expression on Twitter, while adhering to the law. “By ‘free speech’ I simply mean that which matches the law. I am against censorship that goes far beyond the law,”Last week, he wrote.
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