According to Elon Musk, Twitter will charge users who want a blue checkmark next to their name to indicate a verified account $8 (£7 per month).
Mr. Musk claimed it was “necessary to beat spam/scam” as part of the reforms made after a $44 billion (£38 billion) buyout of the social media platform. A blue check mark next to a username, which is often reserved for well-known people, is presently free.
Critics claim that the change may make it more difficult to locate trustworthy sources. The richest man in the world, Mr. Musk, noted that premium customers would receive preferential treatment in replies and searches, as well as half as many adverts.
To all complainers, please continue complaining, but it will cost $8— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 2, 2022
“People power, indeed! The billionaire referred to the previous technique of blue tick authentication as a “lords and peasants’ system” and demanded that it be changed to Blue for $8/month “.
For those whose identities were targets for impersonation, such as celebrities, politicians, and journalists, Twitter’s previous method of confirming users for a blue tick involved a brief online registration form.
The mechanism was put in place by the business in 2009, following a lawsuit accusing it of not doing enough to stop fake accounts. But as he seeks to revamp Twitter’s business, which hasn’t turned a profit in years, Mr. Musk is up against a significant challenge.
Even while some businesses have grown anxious about advertising on the site under his leadership, he has stated that he intends to lessen Twitter’s dependency on advertisements.
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