As Twitter’s newest board member and biggest shareholder, Elon Musk is already offering suggestions for changes he’d like to see on the social media platform.
In a series of tweets on Saturday evening, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX said the company should include an authentication checkmark as part of its Twitter Blue premium subscription service, which costs $3 a month.
Such a move, Musk said, would massively expand the pool of verified user accounts and discourage the proliferation of spam bot accounts, making them too expensive to maintain.
“And no ads,” Musk tweeted. The power of corporations to dictate policy is greatly increased if Twitter depends on advertising money to survive.
Musk’s latest tweets on Twitter, including posting polls asking his 81 million followers if Twitter is “dying and whether the company’s headquarters in San Francisco should be converted into a shelter for the homeless- shelter since no one is showing up anyway, followed a tweet earlier in the week asking if he should add an edit button to the platform.
Last week, Twitter revealed in a regulatory filing that it had reached an agreement with Musk giving the billionaire a seat on the company’s board, with the term expiring at its 2024 annual shareholder meeting. came a day after it was revealed that Musk had taken a 9% stake in the company.