Elon Musk has brought in new rules for creator monetization on the microblogging platform X. He stated in a post on the X platform, previously known as Twitter, that users will not be compensated for interaction on their tweets if they have their tweets edited by the crowdsourced fact-checking application Community Notes.
The move comes after independent researchers' concerns that since Musk took over the platform in October 2022, X has turned into a major hotspot for extremism and false information.
Elon Musk has made a habit of surprising and shocking users by announcing major changes on the platform that was previously known as Twitter. Users came to know of the changes by a straightforward tweet posted by Musk to X users, "Any posts that are corrected by @CommunityNotes become ineligible for revenue share."
Even though it has always had trouble combating false information regarding significant news events, Twitter remains the most popular source of global news and updates.
But experts say that the conflict between Israel and Hamas has shown how the platform that is now known as X has turned into something that is not only untrustworthy but is actively spreading lies.
Experts have stated that, under Elon Musk, the platform has declined to the point that, in addition to failing to suppress false information, it is now giving preference to postings made by accounts that pay for its blue-tick membership service, regardless of the person behind the account.
The authors of these blue-checked accounts may receive rewards from X if they become viral, giving them a financial incentive to share anything that sparks the greatest controversy, even false material. This is due to the increased legitimacy that comes with an account that has a Blue subscription.
Unverified images and videos of airstrikes, demolished homes, and other posts depicting military violence spread on social media sites, including X, hours after Hamas gunmen stormed into Israel. This led to criticism of their handling of the crisis.