X, formerly known as Twitter, is initiating a new experiment where new users are required to pay a $1 annual subscription fee to create an account and engage within the app. This move is aimed at combating bot activity and spam, by perhaps making it more expensive for them to operate.

While this approach may not completely remove misinformation campaigns or bots, it may help in improving the platform’s integrity. X says they will share additional information about the experiment findings soon.

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