Twitter has acquired Scroll, a news startup that provides ad-free journalism for paid subscribers, and the company plans for Scroll to become part of its upcoming content-based subscription product.
Twitter is planning to soon launch a premium subscription that will give readers access to both ad-free news sites and special newsletter content, Mike Park, the company's VP of product, wrote in a blog post Tuesday.
Scroll pays news platforms for permission to scrub their ads so that paid subscribers can experience an ad-free reading environment. The startup will temporarily pause new subscriptions as Twitter absorbs its 13-person team.
Twitter also acquired Revue, a newsletter distribution platform similar to Substack, earlier this year.