Elon Musk says there may be “small costs” for commercial, government users of Twitter.

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There may be a “small fee” for commercial and government accounts on Twitter in the future, the platform suggests. new owner Elon Musk wrote on Tuesday.

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While it’s unclear when or if the new price tag will start, Musk has maintained that the app will “always be free for regular users.”

Twitter announcements of the possible changes came after the Tesla CEO and billionaire struck a $44 billion deal to buy the company. last Monday. Once the transaction is completed, which is expected this year, the social media platform will become a private company.

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AT statementMusk wrote that he wants to “make Twitter better than ever by adding new features to the product,” including making the platform’s algorithms public, ending spam bots, and authenticating all real users. He also earlier general plans for changes to Twitter’s subscription service Twitter Blue, including lowering the price and working to remove ads.

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Some point out that Musk, a self-proclaimed supporter of free speech absolutist“, calls for a policy that may favor leaving most of the tweets and some extremist Twitter accounts, which calls into question what his new ownership will mean for previously suspended users and hate speech on the platform.

AT letter sent to brands on TuesdayTwenty-six advocacy organizations have written to leading Twitter advertisers demanding that the platform maintain critical policies, such as keeping hateful content and disinformation out of the platform, and reducing ad spend if the new owner doesn’t comply.

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“The takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk will further poison our information ecosystem and be a direct threat to public safety, especially among those who are already the most vulnerable and marginalized,” the letter says. “While the company is hardly the epitome of healthy social media, it has taken long-awaited steps in recent years to mitigate systemic risks… Musk intends to beef up these security measures and provide a mouthpiece for extremists who spread disinformation, hatred and harassment. “

Prior to his tweet about the potential “little cost” for commercial and government accounts, Musk also shared CNN article about the letter on Tuesday – call for an investigation into the funding of “these organizations that want to control your access to information.”

Twitter did not immediately respond when USA TODAY reached out for further comment.

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