He made the rumor official. Elon Musk, brand new owner of the social network Twitter, announced on Tuesday 1er November in a tweet the upcoming launch of an $8 per month subscription for users wishing to have their account certified. The monthly subscription will also allow users to reduce their exposure to advertising content by half, said Elon Musk.
The platform has already been offering the “Twitter Blue” option since last year, a subscription to so-called “premium” paid features, available in certain countries, but not in France. The chief executive wants a new, more expensive and more widely adopted program that will diversify the platform’s revenue streams.
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“Twitter’s Current Lords and Peasants System for Who Does or Doesn’t Have a Blue Checkmark [qui signale qu’un compte est certifié], that’s bullshit. Power to the people ! Blue for $8 a month”, Mr. Musk tweeted. The latter also specified that this subscription would, for example, give subscribers the possibility of posting long-format videos and audios and that the income generated by this new option will make it possible to “rewarding content creators”. Elon Musk has also promised that his new system will make it easier to suspend participating fraudulent accounts. “to scams”.