Corporate companies and government organizations may soon have to pay top dollar to use Twitter. Tesla boss Elon Musk, who is working on acquiring the microblogging site indicated through a series of tweets that the company could start charging big companies.
“Ultimately, the downfall of the Freemasons was giving away their stonecutting services for nothing,” Musk tweeted.
“Twitter will always be free for casual users, but maybe a slight cost for commercial/government users.”
One week ago, Elon Musk acquired Twitter for $44 billion. And if his tweets hold any truth, he has more big changes in mind, such as an edit button, long-form tweets, and defeating the spambots.
The Tesla boss has been tweeting that the platform should not have ads so it can have more control over its content moderation policies meaning revenue would come from somewhere else.
Twitter has told its employees in internal staff meetings and in public filings that its advertising business and other operations would continue normally until the deal closes, but the company could not speculate on changes Musk might make.
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According to the Verge, a report by Reuters indicated that during his pitch for the company’s acquisition, Musk suggested that he might charge media houses to quote or embed tweets.