Elon Musk started offering a subscription to Twitter Blue for $7.99 per month. U.S. President Joe Biden, however, is concerned that the billionaire has bought a social media platform “that spews lies all across the world.” Stating that there are “no editors anymore in America,” Biden stressed: “How do we expect kids to be able to understand what is at stake?”
Twitter launches $7.99/month Blue Subscription
Elon Musk, Tesla CEO and Twitter boss has started rolling out Twitter Blue’s subscription service. Twitter Blue is now available to sign up for verification at $7.99 per monthly. Users noticed this Friday via the social media platform.
“Starting today, we’re adding great new features to Twitter Blue,” a notice on Twitter reads. The service is now available in the U.S. and Canada as well as Australia, New Zealand, Australia, New Zealand and New Zealand.
The notice lists three features that are “coming soon” for Twitter Blue subscribers. Firstly, the company explained that Blue subscribers will only see “half the ads” and they will be “much better ones.” The social media giant detailed: “Since you’re supporting Twitter in the battle against the bots, we’re going to reward you with half the ads and make them twice as relevant.” In addition, Blue subscribers can “post longer videos” and they will have “Priority ranking for quality content.” Twitter elaborated:
This will give your content priority in searches, mentions, and replies. This will help lower spammers, scams and bots.
Musk answered a question from a user asking when Twitter Blue would be available for Indian subscribers. He replied: “Hopefully, less than a month.”
Musk revealed the same Saturday.
Twitter will soon add ability to attach long-form text to tweets, ending absurdity of notepad screenshots … Followed by creator monetization for all forms of content.
Replying to a comment about Youtube giving creators 55% of ad revenue, Musk affirmed, “We can beat that.” In a different tweet, the Tesla CEO addressed the inefficiency of Twitter search, stating: “Fixing search is a high priority.”
Biden Concerned about Twitter’s Spewing Lies
According to Reuters reports, Joe Biden from the United States expressed concerns about Twitter’s future after Musk’s acquisition. Twitter laid off half the workforce on Friday. However, the company stated that the cuts in the misinformation prevention team were less.
Biden is quoted saying:
Now what are we all worried about: Elon Musk goes out and buys an outfit that sends — that spews lies all across the world … There’s no editors anymore in America. There’s no editors. What can we expect of our children to grasp the importance of what’s at stake?
Karine Jean-Pierre (White House Press Secretary) told reporters Biden has been very clear with journalists about the necessity to decrease hate speech. “That belief extends to Twitter, it extends to Facebook and any other social media platforms where users can spread misinformation,” she said.
The White House removed a tweet last week after Twitter provided context that contradicted its claims. The tweet, posted by the White House on Oct. 1, reads: “Seniors are getting the biggest increase in their social security checks in 10 years through President Biden’s leadership.” It was deleted the next day after Twitter added context pointing out that the increase was tied to a 1972 law requiring automatic increases based on the cost of living changes. According to a description under the annotation, “Context is written by people who use Twitter, and appears when rated helpful by others.”
A White House official told Politico that the tweet was deleted because “the point was incomplete.” Confirming the tweet deletion, Jean-Pierre similarly stated at a press briefing on Wednesday that the statement was incomplete.
What do you think about Musk charging $7.99 a month for a Twitter Blue subscription and Biden’s concerns about Twitter spewing lies all over the world? Comment below.
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