X trials $1 subscription fee to write posts
‘Not a Bot’ test rolled out in New Zealand and Phillippines for new accounts that want to post or interact with users
X, the social network formerly known as Twitter, began testing a $1-per-year (€0.95) subscription fee for new accounts on the web that want to post or interact with other users, saying the measure has the potential to reduce spam, automated bot accounts and manipulation of its service.
The test, called “Not a Bot,” rolled out in New Zealand and the Philippines, X said in a blog post Tuesday. New users who don’t pay the fee ...