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As if Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter wasn’t controversial enough, a new suggestion by America’s richest man has people the world over fuming.
Musk, who purchased the online social media giant for somewhere around $44 billion, is now looking for ways to recoup some of that expense. And, in what sounds like some clickbait nonsense from a decade ago that went viral on social media, the Tesla CEO is now considering charging some users to use it.
Companies and government accounts on Twitter may have to pay a slight fee to stay on the social media platform in the future, but the service will always be free for “casual users,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose $44 billion bid for Twitter was accepted last week, tweeted on Tuesday evening.
The tweet was in reply to a cryptic message he sent earlier in the day that said “the downfall of the Freemasons was giving away their stonecutting services for nothing.”
Twitter will always be free for casual users, but maybe a slight cost for commercial/government users
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 3, 2022
And this wasn’t the only way that Musk was trying to hedge his bets, either.
Musk pitched a variety of ideas to banks last week to get help with his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, including monetizing certain viral tweets and cutting salaries for the board, Reuters reported.
Musks has already been catching flak over the deal from the left, as they fear his “free speech first” agenda will reinvigorate Twitter’s conservative user base…and just months before the 2022 midterms.
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