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X makes a payment for new users in New Zealand and the Philippines

X makes a payment for new users in New Zealand and the Philippines

Manila (EFE).- The social network, apart from reading and following other accounts.

In a statement released this Wednesday, Elon Musk’s social network, called “Not a Bot” and pointed out that during the testing phase, it seeks to “reduce spam, platform manipulation and bot activity.”

Starting today, paid services include posting, retweeting, replying and liking, while non-payers can only follow other accounts, read and view photos and videos.

X makes a fee of one dollar a year for new users in New Zealand and the Philippines. EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

“This will allow us to evaluate a powerful measure to help fight bots and spam accounts on X, while maintaining access to the platform in exchange for lower fees,” X’s news release said.

Check your account and pay the equivalent of one dollar

New users in New Zealand and the Philippines must first verify their account with their phone number and pay the equivalent of one US dollar: 1.43 New Zealand dollars and 42.51 Philippine pesos.

X indicated that the results of this experimental operation will be shared as soon as possible.

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk acquired Twitter in 2022 and renamed it Bots.

However, mass layoffs and the disbanding of anti-disinformation watchdogs led to an increase in fake news and hate messages online and the subsequent exit of many of its advertisers.

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