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Musk relaunches its Twitter Blue verification service

by on16 November 2022

Will probably U turn on it next week

Supreme Twit Elon [look at me] Musk tweeted that the media platform will relaunch its Twitter Blue verification service on 29 November.

This is a bit later than Musk initially claimed and means that all unpaid legacy blue checkmarks will be removed in a few months. This includes checkmarks for non-corporate and government officials

Twitter’s verified checkmark was originally only used to authenticate high-profile accounts like politicians, famous personalities, journalists and other public figures. It was then made available to everyone for $8 a month under the new Twitter Blue subscription after Musk took ownership of the platform. He claimed it was to make the service become more profitable and give "power to the people."

Last Friday, Twitter paused the subscription service after people exploited their verified checkmarks to impersonate companies and politicians and post inappropriate content.

For instance, a fake Nintendo of America account posted a picture of Mario giving the dirty finger, while a fake LeBron James account tweeted a request for a trade.


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