Officially, Twitter announced the removal of blue authentication marks from the accounts of users who obtained them for free, before billionaire Elon Musk acquired the platform.
Musk, the owner and director of the “Twitter” platform, announced a few days ago the date of April 20, to remove all free authentication marks from user accounts around the world.
Musk explained at the time that many of these certification marks were granted in a way that reflects the level of corruption and fraud that was spreading in the management of the platform before its acquisition. Pursuant to this announcement, all free notarization tags were removed on April 20.
Twitter has made the blue verification mark a key feature of its Twitter Blue subscription offer, which Musk started pricing at $8 per month and is now promoting as the best way to enjoy and improve the service.
It was reported that many government institutions and international media, including the White House, had announced earlier that they would not subscribe to the “Twitter Blue” service to document their official accounts or their editors.
And they considered that the main reason behind this decision is that the blue authentication mark is no longer considered as strong evidence of credibility.