Elon Musk: New X users will have to pay to post

Elon Musk has hinted that new X users would be taxed for uploading material to the social media network, which should deter potential members.

Unfortunately, “a small fee for new user write access is the only way to curb the relentless onslaught of bots,” the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla wrote in response to an X user.

Musk said, “Troll farms and current AI can easily pass the “are you a bot” test.”

He continued by saying that “so many good handles are taken as a result” of the flood of bogus users using up namespaces.

“That is much more difficult than a small fee.” Only new users may utilize this. The millionaire went on, “After three months, they will be able to write actions for free.”

The network started charging newly verified members in the Philippines and New Zealand $1 annually in October of last year.

The Musk-led company declared a massive wipe of spam accounts earlier this month.

As the social networking site began the process of removing bots, a number of X users lost followers.

The network has been inundated with spam and porn bots in recent months, confusing users, which prompted the move.

Musk has said that trolls and bots are being removed from the system.

X has not disclosed the number of bots that are active on the platform at this time.