Musk suggests charging governments, corporations to use Twitter

Source: The Verge

“Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter hasn’t been finalized yet, but the world’s richest man is keeping busy by kicking around ideas for potential changes to the platform. His latest suggestion? Charging corporations and governments to tweet. ‘Ultimately, the downfall of the Freemasons was giving away their stonecutting services for nothing,’ tweeted Musk. ‘Twitter will always be free for casual users, but maybe a slight cost for commercial/government users.’ As is often the case with Musk, there’s no commitment to this plan: the guy’s just tweetin’. But it does fit in with what we’ve previously heard about Musk’s ideas for the platform. Reuters reported last month that, when pitching banks on his acquisition, Musk suggested he might charge media companies to quote or embed tweets.” (05/04/22)