(IP)- The world’s richest man, who recently bought Twitter for $44 billion, plans to charge a ‘slight’ fee for commercial and government users.

Iran PressAmerica: Elon Musk is considering taking the social media giant private and does not believe in giving away things for free.

‘Ultimately, the downfall of the Freemasons was giving away their stonecutting services for nothing,’ said Musk in a tweet on Wednesday.

He went on to say that Twitter will always be free for casual users, but commercial and government users may see a ‘slight cost.’ 

The Tesla chief executive has agreed to buy Twitter in a deal funded by $21 billion of his own money, a further $12.5 billion borrowed against his Tesla shares, and the rest made up by loans from banks.

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The billionaire boss of SpaceX and Tesla says he wants to use Twitter to promote free speech.

In a statement, the businessman said: ‘Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated. 

However, critics are concerned about Musk’s brand of free speech, which he frequently engages in. 


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