Elon Musk’s X To Test “Not A Bot” Subscription For Mitigating Spam Accounts

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Ever since Elon Musk took over Twitter, a lot has been going on for the microblogging platform. From restructuring the company’s workforce and changing the platform’s name to X to launching the Blue subscription for verification, Musk has turned a lot of stones to make something out of his multi-billion dollar deal. Now, X has announced its plan to test a new $1 annual subscription for providing basic features.

X To Introduce “Not A Bot” Subscription Service

Almost all social media and instant messaging apps have experimented with a subscription model, which acts as an additional source of revenue. For instance, Meta’s new Verified subscription offers verification on Facebook and Instagram. Although X already has a Blue for verification in place, it will test the new “Not A Bot” subscription soon.

However, instead of offering exclusive features to users, it will lock the platform’s essential features, like liking someone’s tweet, reposting it, or quoting someone else. The idea behind this is to mitigate bot accounts and spammers. Further, the fee will vary based on a country’s exchange rate. Hence, the “Not A Bot” subscription in India could cost about Rs. 80 a year.

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“Not A Bot” Will Be Mandatory For Active X Users

Those who won’t pay the fee to X can only use the platform to read posts, watch videos, and follow others. In other words, they won’t be able to interact with posts or express their views about it on their timeline. Hence, the new subscription would be mandatory for anyone who wants to be active on X.

The new subscription will first be available for X users in New Zealand and the Philippines. However, there’s a good chance that the “Not A Bot” subscription service will roll out to more countries soon.

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Shikhar MehrotraShikhar Mehrotra
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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