Elon Musk Plans To Charge Money For Posting On X (Formerly Twitter)

Mohul Ghosh

Mohul Ghosh

Apr 17, 2024

Elon Musk, the visionary CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has announced a new policy on the social platform X, stating that new users may face charges for posting content. This decision is aimed at combatting the increasing presence of bots on the platform.

The Need for Action Against Bots

Musk highlighted the growing challenge posed by bots and troll farms on X, emphasizing the ease with which artificial intelligence can bypass traditional bot detection measures. He expressed concerns over the proliferation of fake accounts, which not only contribute to spam but also deplete the available namespace for genuine users.

Implementation of New User Fee

To address these issues, Musk proposed implementing a small fee for new users to access write actions on the platform. This fee, although nominal, is intended to deter bots and ensure a better user experience for genuine participants. Musk clarified that the fee would only apply to new users and that they would gain free access to write actions after three months.

Previous Initiatives and Platform Purge

This isn’t the first time X has taken measures to tackle spam and fake accounts. Last year, the platform introduced a nominal fee for new unverified users in select regions. Additionally, a recent platform-wide purge targeted spam accounts, resulting in some users losing followers.

Looking Ahead

While X has not disclosed the exact number of bots currently present on the platform, Musk’s announcement signals a proactive approach to maintaining the integrity of the social space. By introducing measures to deter bots and streamline user interactions, X aims to foster a more authentic and engaging online environment.


Elon Musk’s decision to implement a fee for new X users underscores the platform’s commitment to combatting bot activity and preserving user experience. With ongoing efforts to purge spam accounts and ensure platform integrity, X continues to evolve in its mission to provide a reliable and engaging social space for users worldwide.

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