Businesses and governments may have to pay to use Twitter, according to Elon Musk.

The tech tycoon, who is also the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, stressed that “casual users” will continue to be able to use the social media platform for free.
It’s unclear how much Musk wants to charge businesses and governments or whether some groups, including non-profits and journalists, will be excluded.
In the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, Twitter is already experimenting with a paid-for subscription service called Twitter Blue, which offers additional capabilities.

Just weeks after announcing his desire to buy Twitter for $44 billion, Elon Musk has stated that businesses and governments may soon have to pay a “slight cost” to use the social media network.
In a late Tuesday tweet, the tech tycoon, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, stated that the platform will remain free for “casual users.”
It’s unclear how much Musk wants to tax businesses and governments or whether some groups, including non-profits and journalists, will be excluded.

When reached by CNBC, Twitter declined to comment.
Twitter has consistently underperformed other social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube in terms of revenue.
Musk, who has 90.7 million Twitter followers, recently stated that he wants to “improve Twitter even more by adding new features.”
In the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, Twitter is already experimenting with a paid-for subscription service called Twitter Blue, which offers additional capabilities.

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