The social network Twitter may introduce paid accounts for users from the commercial and public sectors. This statement was made by American entrepreneur Elon Musk on his Twitter account on May 4.
“Twitter will always be free for general users, but there may be a small fee for commercial/government users,” the businessman said.
On April 25, it became known about the approval of the purchase of the social network Twitter by Elon Musk for $44 billion. The decision to sell the company to Musk was unanimously approved by the board of directors of the social network. The deal is expected to close in 2022. As noted, after its completion, Twitter will become a non-public company.
Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, in turn, supported Musk’s acquisition of the company. He noted that he regrets that Twitter, being a public company, was actually owned by investors and advertisers. He stressed that Twitter should be “not a company, but a public good.”
Earlier, on April 23, Musk said that the purpose of buying a social network was his desire to create a public platform that enjoys maximum trust in society around the world and gives everyone the right to speak. At the same time, he clarified that his interests do not intersect with commerce and the search for interesting investments.
In early April, Musk became one of Twitter’s largest shareholders with a 9.2% stake. At the same time, he pointed out that in its current form the company cannot prosper and “serve freedom of speech”, therefore it must become private.