(NEXSTAR) — From Netflix to Disney, Amazon to Walmart, and countless other services, Americans are already juggling a multitude of subscription fees. They could soon be facing another.
While speaking with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Elon Musk said his company X, formerly Twitter, is “moving to having a small monthly payment for use of the X system,” CNBC reports. He added that the move is intended to combat “vast armies of bots.”
Musk didn’t share any other details, like when this change could happen, what it entails, or what it would cost.
He also didn’t say how many bots may be present on X, either. He did, however, claim that X has garnered 550 million “monthly users.”
A paywall is something Musk has reportedly considered before. X does already have a subscription, X Premium(formerly known as Twitter Blue), that starts at $8 a month and gives members a blue checkmark previously reserved for those who …