Elon Musk Announces Major Shift: Twitter Stops Paying for Misinformation
Twitter's Monetization Update Aims to Curb Misinformation
In a significant move, Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, has declared that Twitter will no longer pay creators for tweets promoting misinformation. Musk described this as a “slight change” to the platform’s monetization program. Under this update, tweets that are fact-checked through community notes will no longer be eligible for payouts as part of Twitter’s revenue-sharing program.
This change appears to be a direct response to the growing concerns regarding high-profile accounts spreading viral misinformation on the platform. Musk’s stated goal is to shift the incentive structure in favor of accuracy rather than sensationalism. In alignment with this, Twitter has recently introduced a requirement for community notes contributors to cite their sources during fact checks.