Twitter might come with a slight cost for commercial, government users: Elon Musk
Governments and commercial users might soon find that their tweets come with a price tag
Governments and commercial users might soon find that their tweets come with a price tag, at least that's what new Twitter owner Elon Musk has hinted.
Musk posted on his official Twitter handled that while the platform will always be free for casual users, there may be a slight cost for "commercial/government users."
He wrote in, "Ultimately, the downfall of the Freemasons was giving away their stonecutting services for nothing," followed by, "Twitter will always be free for casual users, but maybe a slight cost for commercial/government users."
Musk has long insisted that Twitter is an important part of the public discourse and that he plans to take the company private once the acquisition is over.
Earlier, Reuters had reported that Musk's business plans for Twitter included the ability to generate revenue from viral tweets.
The report notes that his plans include charging a fee when a third-party website wants to quote or embed tweets from verified individuals or organisations.
The Tesla boss has also tweeted in the past about how he wants to make changes to the company's Twitter Blue premium subscription service, which would include reducing price, banning ads, and an option to pay in the cryptocurrency dogecoin. He then deleted the tweet.
He had also posted that he wanted to reduce the website's dependence on advertising, which was deleted as well.