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Elon Musk's Twitter/X is now charging users to set up an account

Elon Musk's Twitter/X is now charging users to set up an account
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Twitter/X has gone from bad to worse under Elon Musk's rule.

First he started charging people for their verifying blue ticks, then he unbanned controversial accounts, and now he has started charging new users to join the platform.

New users in New Zealand and the Philippines will have to cough up $1 (£0.82) a year to access key features including the ability to tweet, retweet, like posts and reply to posts as part of a new trial.

Those who opt out of the subscription fee will only be able to read posts, watch videos and follow accounts.

The social media platform said that the aim is to "reduce spam, manipulation of our platform and bot activity".

New accounts will also be required to verify their phone number, though Musk has said that it will still be free to create "read only" accounts, which do not have key features.

Meanwhile, last month he suggested that all X users may have to pay for access so it is all getting potentially expensive.

That would be truly dreadful.

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