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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 4, Oct 2023) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures. 

X (Twitter) is Testing a $1 Subscription for New Unverified Accounts

In an interesting move, X Twitter platform announced that they are testing a new annual subscription program that costs $1. And this is not for existing subscribers. This is for new unverified accounts. So the announcement says new unverified accounts will be required to sign up for a $1 annual subscription to be able to post and interact with other posts. But X is very clear, they say this is not a profit driver. It says this is an effort to reduce spam, manipulation of the platform. And for bot activity. Mainly to avoid bot activity. You might’ve noticed that X recently had trouble with lots of bots on the platform. So it seems like they’re trying to find ways to get around that challenge.

Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 4, Oct 2023 with source links from Google, TikTok, YouTube, X, WhatsApp.

🗞️ News 1: Google Brings New Accessibility Updates to Search, Maps and Chrome   

Source: Google

🗞️ News 2: TikTok Launches Out-of-Phone Ads for Billboard, Cinemas, Outdoor Venue   

Source: TikTok

🗞️ News 3: YouTube Announces Multiple Improvements to UI on Mobile & Smart TVs   

Source: YouTube

🗞️ News 4: X (Twitter) is Testing a $1 Subscription for New Unverified Accounts       

Source: X

🗞️ News 5: Whatsapp Adds Passkey Option Using Face, Fingerprint or Pin to Unlock 

Source: WhatsApp

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