Elon has Consistently and needlessly antagonized news outlets to the point that they’re using Twitter less, and in some cases not at all anymore
Elon has fired most of his engineering staff so it’s unlikely that this feature would even be feasible, let alone stable
Elon has apparently no idea that the micropayment model of news consumption has been tried over and over again, and nobody has been able to really make it work
Elon has forgotten that people don’t go to Twitter to read the articles. Studies going back as far as 2016 consistently show that less than 40% of people EVER click the articles whether they retweet them or not- they just react to the headlines.
Engadget had reached out to Twitter for clarification of the business model and technical capabilities of enacting this by May, but of course you remember that Twitter doesn’t have a press team anymore. All emails to the previously working addresses return an auto-reply poop emoji. Because Elonnnnnnnn’s hilarious.