Elon Musk has announced that those who will subscribe to Twitter Blue — Premium tier — would be allowed to participate in voting held on Twitter, he said on his social media platform.
Musk, who is the world’s richest man and the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, acquired ownership of Twitter last year for $44 billion and stated on the microblogging website that he believes it is the only way to allow real accounts to take part and keep the advanced AI bots aside.
He also noted that the subscribers of the premium service will also be eligible to appear in “For You” recommendations of a user.
“For You” feed will suggest the Tweets which a user might like from the accounts that are not followed, based on the algorithms and user activity.
“Starting April 15th, only verified accounts will be eligible to be in For You recommendations,” Musk said in a tweet on Monday night. “The is the only realistic way to address advanced AI bot swarms taking over. It is otherwise a hopeless losing battle.”
He also wrote: “That said, it’s ok to have verified bot accounts if they follow terms of service [and] don’t impersonate a human.”