Elon Musk Wants to Eliminate Bots with a Paywall
The Conversation with Benjamin Netanyahu
During a one-hour conversation with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Elon Musk discussed the risks and opportunities associated with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and geopolitics. They also discussed the current situation on the social media platform ‘X’, formerly known as Twitter.
Musk’s Concerns about Freedom of Speech
Musk expressed his belief that freedom of speech is in danger and that ‘X’ should protect it. He emphasized the importance of allowing disagreement on the platform. Netanyahu shared Musk’s concerns about bots, algorithms that sometimes make it difficult to determine whether there is a real person behind them. These bots can influence the opinions of other users, even without good intentions.
The Proposal for a Paywall
Musk proposed the idea of putting the entire ‘X’ platform behind a paywall as a solution to combat bots. According to Musk, bots currently cost only a fraction of a cent, but implementing a paywall would significantly increase the cost for bots. By requiring users to pay a few dollars per month, the influence of bots could be minimized.
A Paywall with Dogecoin (DOGE)?
Musk’s Involvement with Dogecoin
Musk has previously expressed his dissatisfaction with bots and has suggested implementing a paywall. Musk has also been an outspoken supporter of Dogecoin (DOGE) for several years. Earlier this year, he even changed the bird logo of the previous Twitter design to a DOGE icon.
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Twitter’s Crypto Payment License
Twitter has recently obtained an official license to process cryptocurrency payments. Due to Musk’s support for DOGE, there are rumors that he may use this altcoin as a payment method on ‘X’. The extent and implementation of DOGE on the platform are still unclear, but speculations continue to arise.
Potential Opportunities for Cryptocurrency Integration
While the impact of Musk’s livestream comments on the DOGE price was negligible, his plan to remove bots from the platform could potentially lead to deeper integration of cryptocurrencies. It remains to be seen how this integration will unfold.