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Musk says Twitter could charge small fees for business and government users

Elon Musk said on Tuesday that Twitter Inc will still be free for casual users, but may charge a small fee for commercial and government users, as the billionaire entrepreneur attempts to increase the social media platform’s reach by ” niche” to most Americans.

“Twitter will still be free for casual users, but maybe a slight cost for commercial/government users,” Musk said in a tweet.

Twitter declined to comment when contacted by Reuters.

Tesla chief Musk has suggested a series of changes on Twitter since last month. After recently adding the company to his cart, Musk said he wants to improve the platform with new features, make algorithms open source to increase trust, defeat spambots and authenticate all humans.

Last month, even before striking a deal with Twitter, Musk had suggested some changes to the premium subscription service Twitter Blue, including a considerable reduction in its price.

Earlier this week, at the annual Met Gala in New York on Monday, Musk also said he would make Twitter transparent about how tweets are promoted or demoted and wanted his software to be publicly available for criticism.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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