Cash and Confusion: Twitter Pays Big to Repost Account Despite Musk's Claims

In an unexpected turn of events, a straightforward account reposts memes and popular material appears to be one of the most outstanding winners of Twitter's new creator compensation scheme. This account dubbed the "internet hall of Fame," has 1.9 million followers and promises to highlight the greatest of the internet. According to screenshots, it was paid a hefty $107,247.

The fascinating thing is that this account does not generate unique stuff. It thrives on posting screenshots of other people's posts, with a dash of comedy thrown in for good measure. If you ask, they will acknowledge the original creators, but they will not go out of their way to claim ownership. It's similar to a meme scavenger hunt!

But wait a minute! Twitter's owner, Elon Musk, stated that accounts founded on "theft" will be demonetized. Nonetheless, the "internet hall of Fame" rages in the dough. Oliver Alexander, an intelligence analyst, couldn't help but notice the inconsistency. He wrote on Twitter, "Highest earning account does nothing but reposts other people's posts and videos." That must have hurt a little.

Musk attempted to explain his position, stating that persistent post-theft should be demonetized. But what precisely is "theft of posts"? It's as perplexing as locating the misplaced sock in the dryer. The term is hazy, and prominent accounts that screenshot tweets are left perplexed.

Critics have criticized Musk's regulation, which appears to put a damper on tweets that screenshot other postings, which is a typical practice among many prominent accounts. While tweets might be protected by copyright, the site also encourages sharing and retweeting. So, by acknowledging the original posters, the "internet hall of fame" may have found a creative loophole.

In the middle of this uproar, Musk unveiled his long-awaited creator payment scheme, which offers ad income sharing to accounts with huge viewership and interaction. Accounts must pay for the Twitter Blue verification process in order to qualify. However, there has already been outrage over the large rewards obtained by controversial personalities such as Andrew Tate. The qualification standards appear to be cloaked in obscurity, causing others to speculate that Musk's personal preferences play a role.

When Insider contacted Twitter for a reaction, all they got was a poop emoji in their press email. Twitter made a brilliant move!

So, while the "internet hall of fame" profits off reposts, the rest of Twitter is left perplexed by "theft," verification procedures, and Musk's reward program. Things are seldom as simple as they appear in the chaotic world of social networking. Buckle up, everybody! It's going to be a rocky trip through the tweetstorm.

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