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Elon Musk: This Will Destroy Scam Bots on Twitter

Tue, 11/01/2022 - 20:15
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Yuri Molchan
Twitter chief Elon Musk has come up with a solution to get rid of scam bots on the platform
Elon Musk: This Will Destroy Scam Bots on Twitter
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Tesla chief Elon Musk who finalized the acquisition of Twitter last week, has announced a solution that will support Twitter financially and “destroy bots”.

An hour ago, he posted a series of tweets. In one of them he stated that owners of Twitter Blue accounts will have to part with $8 a month.

Earlier, Elon mentioned $20 in his tweets, however, many verified users on Twitter, including best-selling US horror author Stephen King strongly objected to that.

Replying to King’s tweet about that earlier today, Musk explained that Twitter “needs to pay the bills somehow” and that it cannot rely only on advertisers. He asked the writer if $8 was okay with him.

Now, the price of $8 has become official - for Twitter Blue so far. MicroStrategy’s Michael Saylor stepped in to comment that “bots will not like” this monthly fee and Musk stated that this “will destroy the bots”.

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He added that should a paid Twitter Blue account become engaged in a spam/scam activity, it will be suspended. Scam bots have been a long-term issue for many verified users, especially for crypto influencers, such as CZ of Binance, Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse and Elon Musk himself.

Musk has also promised that there will be rewards for content creators but did not yet mention crypto here or spoke about DOGE in particular, contrary to the Dogecoin army’s expectations.

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Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

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