Elon Musk has rejected a suggestion from fellow billionaire Mark Cuban to supply free Twitter subscriptions to some customers.
Mr Cuban, the proprietor of the Dallas Mavericks NBA workforce, ventured that an $8 verification payment might be waived for the “most accurate” customers of a brand new Notes function, that permits individuals to flag and reply to inaccurate posts on the platform.
“You might consider proactively offering your $8 verification program for free to those you deem the most accurate Notes contributors. Won’t be easy to confirm accuracy. But if AI can try to model out bias, maybe it can model in accuracy?”
Mr Musk knocked again the thought outright, replying: “$8 for all.”
“Your business. Your decision,” Mr Cuban responded.
Mr Cuban has been an enthusiastic supporter of Musk’s $44bn acquisition of Twitter.
Amid widespread criticism that the Tesla CEO had “grossly overpaid” for the platform, the Shark Tank enterprise capitalist investor predicted Mr Musk would ultimately “make a killing” from the deal.
I’m wanting ahead to the @elonmusk period on Twitter. He is a prepared,fireplace,goal entrepreneur who will really take pleasure in fucking with everybody who has an expectation of him. The solely expectation you may have of @elonmusk is that he’ll flex his independence to indicate everybody who’s in cost
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) October 28, 2022
In a separate put up, Mr Cuban wrote: “(Musk) is a ready, fire, aim entrepreneur who will truly enjoy f***ing with everyone who has an expectation of him.”
Mr Musk has cast forward with plans to cost $8 for verified accounts since finishing the takeover late final month, regardless of main pushback from many high-profile Twitter customers.
The Twitter Blue subscription service would supply paid customers with a blue tick mark, longer movies and fewer adverts.
Amid criticisms it might be used to stitch misinformation in the course of the midterm elections, Twitter is reportedly delaying the launch of the service till after Tuesday’s vote.
On Monday, Mr Musk urged “independent-minded” voters amongst his 114 million followers to vote Republican to “curb the excesses of both parties”.