Musk: X users will not be able to generate money with tweets that have been corrected

The CEO of X, Tesla and Space X stated that the change will be to maximize incentives to avoid inaccurate or false information on the platform

Creators whose posts on It is a change that, according to him, aims to prioritize “accuracy over sensationalism.”

Musk said the change will “maximize incentives” for users to avoid posting inaccurate or blatantly false information that is then edited by Community Notes, a crowdsourcing-based fact-checking program that allows other users to add context or correct information below. of a publication.

The change was quickly criticized by some users, who claimed that the program is used for more than just correcting incorrect information. Some asked whether the restrictions would apply to messages that had added context, even if there was nothing necessarily wrong with the original message.

Others said they thought it was a good idea and suggested that users whose posts are frequently subject to edits by the community should be punished further by having the number of edits displayed publicly on their profile or having their posts shared less often. through X’s algorithm.

Musk had not responded to any user questions as of 3 p.m. EDT on Sunday, about two hours after announcing the change.

What’s community notes?

Community notes were first launched in 2021 under former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey as a way to debunk misleading tweets. In July, the platform began paying creators for the first time through a revenue-sharing program that allows them to receive compensation for ads that appear in their reply threads. Users must meet a number of specific criteria to earn money, such as subscribing to Twitter Blue, owning a Stripe account for payment, and having more than 5 million tweet impressions each month.

The change in the program comes as the platform faces particular scrutiny over its handling of misinformation since Musk acquired Twitter, which he later rebranded as X, for $44 billion last year. A change made earlier this month to remove article headlines from links to news stories shared on along with legitimate news articles. The European Union is investigating Musk and the company for their handling of violent content and misinformation about the war between Israel and Hamas, and has recently warned that the platform has the highest prevalence of misinformation and the highest proportion of disinformation posters.