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Elon Musk wants Twitter to be paid and a very basic system if you don’t drop the money | Digital Trends Spanish

The economic crisis that Twitter and the desire of Elon Musk that the social network can be cleaned of bots and spam, has suggested in internal meetings that the platform should be fully paid.

Another option, but which also includes a paid subscription, is that those who do not want to spend money could have a very basic version for limited readings, without tweeting and with a number of views per month.

A report of Platformer says “free speech absolutist” Elon Musk has discussed putting all of Twitter behind a paywall.

[El muro de pago significaría] charging most or all users a subscription fee to use Twitter.

Both Musk and Sacks have discussed the idea in recent meetings, according to a person familiar with the matter. One of those plans could let everyone use Twitter for a limited time each month, but require a subscription to continue browsing, the person said.

It couldn’t be known how serious Musk and Sacks are about the paywall; Twitter did not respond to a request for comment.

Elon Musk more alone than ever

Chris Sacca, an early Twitter investor and venture capitalist, has said that Musk has one of the greatest minds he has ever met, but that the billionaire is all alone now because he has no one around him who dares to tell him the truth.

I have known Elon for a long time. I have admired his thinking and ambition. His ability to notice and question the implicit assumptions in the rest of our thinking is a rare kind of genius that I have only seen in the greatest minds. His success to date is no accident. Tesla is globally positive […]

But Twitter isn’t going to get any better for users, advertisers aren’t returning to scale, and their huge investment just isn’t going to pay off unless there’s a genuine dialogue that leads to thoughtful progress and stability. […]

This guy is lonely. He has many “friends” and is the life of parties and dinners. But the hard truth is that he is directly alone right now and flying this […]

I really want this to work. The only way I see that happening is if someone around Elon can speak some truth to power and complement his bold and ambitious instincts with desperately needed nuance. Humans are not mathematical and physical problems […]

I can’t sit by and watch a guy I’ve looked up to for over a decade miss this opportunity, stoke more craziness, and probably hurt a bunch of people in the process.

One of the biggest risks of wealth/power is no longer having anyone around you who can push back, give candid feedback, suggest alternatives, or just simply let you know you’re wrong.

A shrinking worldview combined with intellectual isolation leads to out-of-touch shit. 🧵

— Chris Sacca 🇺🇸 (@sacca) November 7, 2022

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