Elon Musk hints at Twitter user fees for businesses and government agencies
Elon Musk hinted Tuesday night at the possibility that businesses and government agencies could face fees for using Twitter.
“Twitter will still be free for casual users, but maybe a slight cost for commercial/government users,” Musk, 50, tweeted.
The tweet was a response to a cryptic message he posted earlier about the decline of fraternal business organizations.
“Ultimately the downfall of Freemasons was to give away their stonemasonry services for nothing,” Musk said.
If the pay-per-post policy were implemented, it would be the first major social media company to charge users for interacting with its platform.
Musk’s $44 billion bid to buy Twitter was accepted by the company’s board last week.
The SpaceX founder – and the world’s richest man – has indicated he could relax Twitter’s censorship policies, verify every user and convert the company’s headquarters into a homeless shelter.
He previously said he planned to cut the price of the $3 monthly premium subscription to the Twitter Blue site and let members pay in Dogecoin, the tycoon’s favorite cryptocurrency.