Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, stated on Monday that paid verification raises the cost of bots by 10,000% and makes it much simpler to identify bots by phone, so paid accounts will be the only social media that matters.
“Given that modern AI can solve any ‘prove you’re not a robot’ tests, it’s now trivial to spin up 100k human-like bots for less than a penny per account. Paid verification increases bot cost by 10,000 per cent and makes it much easier to identify bots by phone and CC clustering,” Musk tweeted.
“Obvious conclusion: paid account social media will be the only social media that matters,” he added.
Many users expressed their views in response to Musk’s post.
“I’ve noticed some accounts have, say, 130k followers one day, and 90k the next…and keep going up and down. Is it due to bots?,” a user commented.
“We’ve already found a way around this. And it’s automated. And able to scale very easily,” another user said.
Furthermore, Musk has stated that on April 1, Twitter would delete all historical Blue verified checkmarks for both individual users and organisations.
Twitter Blue is now accessible internationally, and anyone who join up using a web browser may obtain Blue Verified for $7 per month.