During an artificial intelligence discussion with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, X owner Elon Musksaid the platform could start charging all of its customers.
Musk said Monday the company is “moving toward a small monthly payment” for X users.
“It is the only way I can think of to combat the vast army of bots,” Musk said. “A bot costs a fraction of a penny, but if someone has to pay a few dollars, some minor amount, the effective cost of bots is very high, and you also have to have a new payment method every time you get a new bot. There is a strain to how many credit cards you can have.”
He said he wants X to cost a few dollars a month, which would be a lower price than the company’s X Premium service.
As part of the discussion was on stopping the spread of antisemitism on X, Netanyahu …