Elon Musk has suggested that all users of X, formerly known as Twitter, can pay to access the network’s services
In a conversation with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the billionaire said the payment system is the only way to deal with the use of accounts run by robots.
“We tend to have a small monthly payment for the use of the system,” the Tesla and SpaceX boss said.
The BBC News sought further information from X but has yet to hear back from the company.
It is not clear if this was just a side comment, or a sign of concrete plans that have not yet been announced.
Musk has long said his solution to ridding the social media platform of bots and fake accounts is to charge a fee to its users.
Since taking over Twitter last year, he has sought to encourage users to pay for an upgraded service, now called X Premium.
This has been done by offering paying users more features, such as longer posts and increased visibility on the platform.
However, users can still use X for free.
While there is a financial benefit for the company to charge users, Elon stressed that getting people to pay for the service is aimed at combating bots.