Elon Musk Announces New Monetization Rule For Creators On X

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Ever since he took over Twitter, Elon Musk has made a plethora of changes to how microblogging works and the features it offers. Starting from massive layoffs to renaming the platform, the billionaire keeps experimenting with X to figure out what works best. In an attempt to mitigate the spread of fake news, Musk has announced new rules for the monetization program.

Posts Marked With Community Notes Aren’t Eligible For Monetization Anymore

Elon Musk, on October 29, 2023, announced a “slight change” to the creator monetization on X. Going forward, any posts that Community Notes correct won’t be eligible for monetization, implying that the author won’t get a share of the revenue on the post. The idea behind this, per Musk, is to prioritize “accuracy over sensationalism.”

Shortly after Musk tweeted the change, users criticized it, saying that a group of people can easily target someone even though they post something factually correct. A user who goes by the username @simonateba writes that Community Notes is being misused for targetting conservative accounts, and hence, demonetizing posts with notes might not be a good idea.

In a follow-up tweet, Musk also mentioned that attempts to correct someone’s post deliberately or “weaponize Community Notes to demonetize people” won’t work, as X works on open-source code. The new rule comes to discourage disinformation or false information on X.

What Is Community Notes On X?

Community Notes is a crowd-sourced method of checking the accuracy of a tweet. Basically, it allows other X users to correct information or add some context to a tweet. If enough contributors find the same remark helpful, X shows it along with the post so that users don’t believe or spread false information. Users can learn more about the program and sign up on the platform’s official help page.

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A tech enthusiast at heart, Shikhar Mehrotra has been writing news since college for an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Over the last four years, he has worked with several national and international publications, including Republic World, and ScreenRant, writing news, how-to explainers, smartphone comparisons, reviews, and list-type articles. When he is not working, Shikhar likes to click pictures, make videos for his YouTube channel, and watch the American sitcom Friends.

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