Elon Musk's Decision To Charge $1 For New X Accounts Will Put A 'Massive Dent' To Abuse, Security Researcher Says

Elon Musk's decision to charge a $1 annual fee for new accounts on X (formerly Twitter) could actually be able to combat the massive problem of platform abuse and bots, according to security researcher Troy Hunt.

What Happened: Musk's X announced that new accounts will be charged an annual fee of $1 if they want more than just "read-only" access. The nominal $1 fee will unlock the ability to post, X announced earlier today.

See Also: Just Joining Elon Musk’s X? You Will Now Have To Shell Out $1 For Proper Access If You Live In These Two Countries

While this might seem controversial and quite contrary to the idea of increasing the number of active users on X, Hunt believes it can put a "massive dent" into the problem of abuse and bots.

"I’ve no doubt based on my own experiences that it’ll put a massive dent in abuse ...

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