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Elon Musk makes staggering FIFA World Cup revelation amid Twitter storm

Elon Musk makes staggering FIFA World Cup revelation amid Twitter storm

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Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, seems unconcerned about the criticism the social media site is receiving from disgruntled users who believe the entrepreneur is blowing it.

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Among the various changes Musk is implementing, users will now have to pay $8 per month to keep their verified blue "tick" status, which up until now has always been offered for free.

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There was a notion that Twitter users would stop using the social media network as a result of their displeasure with Musk's new leadership.

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According to Musk, who frequently mentions the "all-time high" figures Twitter is allegedly enjoying, it has had the opposite impact.

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Based on Twitter usage related to the FIFA World Cup, Musk shared the astounding statistic with his 118.5 million followers on Thursday morning (AEDT).

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They reported that today's World Cup traffic reached about 20,000 tweets per second.

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Australia, meanwhile, refrained from publicly endorsing FIFA's under-fire president.