Elon Musk Suggests Some Changes Should Be Made To Twitter Blue

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It didn’t take long for Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk to start proposing a couple of changes for Twitter’s premium subscription service, Twitter Blue. For those who missed it, the Tesla and SpaceX founder disclosed his 9.2% stake in the social media giant, and had also been officially appointed as one of its board of directors a few days back.

Musk’s proposals were made public through a series of tweets, with suggestions including reducing the prices for Twitter Blue subscriptions, and even granting subscribers with authentication checkmarks that are different from those given to public figures or official accounts. “Price should probably be ~US$ 2 (~RM8.44) per month, but paid 12 months up front & account doesn’t get checkmark for 60 days (watch for credit card chargebacks) & suspended with no refund if used for scam/spam,” he tweeted.

Musk also suggests that Twitter Blue subscriptions should also provide users with an ad-free experience. “The power of corporations to dictate policy is greatly enhanced if Twitter depends on advertising money to survive,” he said. Additionally, he also proposed an option to pay for the subscription with Dogecoin – a cryptocurrency that Musk has accepted for both SpaceX and Tesla, although the latter is only limited to payments for merchandise rather than its vehicles.

So far, Twitter has not commented on the maverick entrepreneur’s suggestions. Even though he now holds a stake in the company’s shares and is also officially part of its board of directors, Musk does not have major control over the social media giant. For now, it is uncertain whether Twitter would actually take his proposals into consideration.

(Source: Elon Musk [Twitter 1, 2] / Reuters)

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