khaskhabar.com : Monday, 03 April 2023 11:26 AM
New Delhi. Twitter introduced its verification system in 2009 to protect celebrities from impersonation, but now Elon Musk wants everyone to pay for the Blue Badge and the move hasn’t gone down well with many celebrities on the platform. Musk now wants everyone to pay $8 a month (Rs 900 a month in India) for the verified blue check mark, and all legacy blue badges are set to be gone at any moment.
The White House and New York Times have already refused to pay for Verified Blue with the subscription service.
LeBron James, the highest paid NBA player of all time and earning over $40 million a year, refused to pay Twitter.
“Your guessing my blue check mark will be gone soon cause if you know me I ain’t paying 5,” he posted.
Actor William Shatner tweeted at Musk: Now you’re telling me I have to pay for something you gave me for free? What is this – Columbia Records & Tapes Club?
Michael Thomas, a wide receiver for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints, posted: No one wants that raggedy blue check anymore either way.
Activist-lawyer Monica Lewinsky posted a set of screenshots showing multiple Twitter accounts.
He posted, Well, this is going to be fun. In what universe is it fair for people who can face consequences for impersonating? A lie travels halfway around the world before the truth is out the door.
Meanwhile, Kasturi-run Twitter has removed the New York Times blue badge, barely a week after announcing a new policy to keep verification badges.(IANS)
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