Elon Musk announced the introduction of a paid method of verifying new users. No more free X?

The problem of bots on the X portal persists, so its owner decides to take action. Elon Musk announced the introduction of a controversial method of verifying new users. The idea is to charge a small fee for new accounts. Will this way of stopping the tsunami of bots be effective? Users doubt.

Elon Musk announced a platform revolution. The goal is to stop the bot army

Twitter has been struggling with the bot problem for several years. By purchasing the platform in 2022, Elon Musk took over Twitter with all its assets, mainly the problem of bots. Why are bots such a problematic issue? Because they are used by cybercriminals for scams and other criminal activities. Due to the upcoming US presidential elections, bots also pose a threat of spreading disinformation and thus influencing the results.

Elon Musk announced on April 15 that he intends to categorically deal with bots by introducing a controversial method of user verification. New accounts will have to pay a symbolic USD 1 to be verified, allowing them to freely use the portal. In theory, this is the best way to weed out bot armies from real users. Elon Musk announced that the new verification will be introduced soon, because currently tests of paid access to X are being carried out in New Zealand and the Philippines.

Is it possible to stop an army of bots on Portal X?

The X portal community was very skeptical about the announcement of further payments. Of course, it is not about their amount, because the price for verification is symbolic ($1). Users doubt whether the verification fee will actually be able to stop the bot army. Interestingly, Elon Musk himself stated on the X website that:

This won't stop bots completely, but it will make the platform 1000 times more difficult to manipulate

One of the most popular blockchain detectives, ZachXBT, has already commented on this topic. He argues that introducing one USD fees will not counter the bot army. This is all because there are already thousands of verified scammer accounts on the X platform, for which scammers pay thousands of USD.