Elon Musk is teasing his next move for the app formerly known as Twitter. Speaking with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Musk revealed a “small monthly payment” would soon come to X.
Musk states that the cost for Twitter is an effort to combat bots. “Because a bot costs a fraction of a penny, call it a tenth of a penny, but even if it has to pay…a few dollars or something, the effective cost of bots is very high,” Musk said.
Tech Crunch notes the conversation with Netanyahu was centered on countering antisemitic language on X.
In May, Musk announced a new CEO for X.
“Excited to announce that I’ve hired a new CEO for X/Twitter,” he tweeted. “She will be starting in ~6 weeks! My role will transition to being exec chair & CTO, overseeing product, software & sysops.”
The new hire follows Musk’s December 2022 poll asking if he should step down. A 57% vote, ruled yes, evoking the response, “I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job! After that, I will just run the software & servers teams.”