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'Not free for all": Musk reveals Twitter may charge slight fee for commercial, government users

Not free for all: Musk reveals Twitter may charge slight fee for commercial, government users

San Francisco: Elon Musk has dropped a major hint of what Twitter will be like under him as he revealed his plans of making Twitter something like a paywall social media platform.

"Twitter will always be free for casual users, but maybe a slight cost for commercial/government users," Musk said in a tweet.

However, he clarified that for "casual users", Twitter will always be free, but a slight cost may be imposed on commercial and government users. "Ultimately, the downfall of the Freemasons was giving away their stonecutting services for nothing," Musk tweeted.

This comes as the billionaire entrepreneur tries to boost the social media platform's reach from "niche" to most Americans.

Reuters said that Twitter declined to comment when the agency contacted it.

Tesla chief Musk has been suggesting a raft of changes to Twitter since last month. After adding the company to his cart recently, Musk said he wanted to enhance the platform with new features, make the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeat spam bots, and authenticate all humans.

Last month, even before reaching a deal with Twitter, Musk had suggested a few changes to the Twitter Blue premium subscription service, including slashing its price.

Earlier this week at the annual Met Gala in New York on Monday, Musk also said he would make Twitter transparent about how tweets are promoted or demoted and wanted its software to be publicly available for critique.

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