Twitter was once home to a thriving writing and reading community but now with declining engagement, they're launching two new payment tiers. It’s almost a year since Elon Musk took over what was then Twitter. In that time it feels, looking on, as though the platform that was once home to a thriving writing and reading community has lurched from one crisis to another. ALLi's News Editor Dan Holloway reports.
Elon Musk has always made a public show of caring about bots on X. Back in the days when the company was called Twitter and he announced he was going to pay an eye watering sum to buy the company, the reason he gave for subsequently trying to back out was that Twitter refused to say how many bots were on the platform. Now Musk is leveraging that performative concern to start charging users of unverified accounts $1 a year.