Elon Musk has hinted that all users of “X”, formerly Twitter, may have to pay to access the platform.

In a conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York, the billionaire said that a payment system is the only way to counter the bots.

“We are considering a small monthly fee to use the system,” the Tesla and SpaceX boss said.

The BBC has sent an inquiry to “X” for details and is awaiting a response from the company.