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Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by HonNL: 8:39pm On Apr 20, 2023
This time it’s for real.

Many of Twitter’s high-profile users are losing the blue check marks that helped verify their identity and distinguish them from impostors on the Elon Musk-owned social media platform.

After several false starts, Twitter began making good on its promise Thursday to remove the blue checks from accounts that don’t pay a monthly fee to keep them. Twitter had about 300,000 verified users under the original blue-check system — many of them journalists, athletes and public figures. The checks began disappearing from these users’ profiles late morning Pacific Time.

High-profile users who lost their blue checks Thursday included Beyonce, Pope Francis and former President Donald Trump.

The costs of keeping the marks range from $8 a month for individual web users to a starting price of $1,000 monthly to verify an organization, plus $50 monthly for each affiliate or employee account. Twitter does not verify the individual accounts to ensure they are who they say they are, as was the case with the previous blue check doled out during the platform’s pre-Musk administration.

Celebrity users, from basketball star LeBron James to Star Trek’s William Shatner, have balked at joining. Seinfeld actor Jason Alexander pledged to leave the platform if Musk takes his blue check away.

After buying Twitter for $44 billion in October, Musk has been trying to boost the struggling platform’s revenue by pushing more people to pay for a premium subscription. But his move also reflects his assertion that the blue verification marks have become an undeserved or “corrupt” status symbol for elite personalities, news reporters and others granted verification for free by Twitter’s previous leadership.

Twitter began tagging profiles with a blue check mark starting about 14 years ago. Along with shielding celebrities from impersonators, one of the main reasons was to provide an extra tool to curb misinformation coming from accounts impersonating people. Most “legacy blue checks,” including the accounts of politicians, activists and people who suddenly find themselves in the news, as well as little-known journalists at small publications around the globe, are not household names.

One of Musk’s first product moves after taking over Twitter was to launch a service granting blue checks to anyone willing to pay $8 a month. But it was quickly inundated by impostor accounts, including those impersonating Nintendo, pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Musk’s businesses Tesla and SpaceX, so Twitter had to temporarily suspend the service days after its launch.

The relaunched service costs $8 a month for web users and $11 a month for users of its iPhone or Android apps. Subscribers are supposed to see fewer ads, be able to post longer videos and have their tweets featured more prominently.

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Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by 2aces(m): 8:54pm On Apr 20, 2023
Elon the mad billionaire, no wonder they say, it's a thin line between genius and madness.

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Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by ojun50(m): 8:57pm On Apr 20, 2023
The man go return to his positions has number one billionaire.

The canadian loud he take today no be here.

Good for his business

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Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by Asabe4(f): 9:00pm On Apr 20, 2023
Musk no send anybody cheesy

He just wants to make money

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Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by b0rn2fuck(m): 9:01pm On Apr 20, 2023
grin wetin concern us

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Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by Klington: 9:01pm On Apr 20, 2023

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Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by BluntCrazeMan: 9:01pm On Apr 20, 2023
Ok naa..



What about his STARSHIP Project.??
Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by Sprumbaba: 9:01pm On Apr 20, 2023
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Elon the mad billionaire, no wonder they say, it's a thin line between genius and madness.


Go run your business not making money.

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Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by youngscholar(m): 9:02pm On Apr 20, 2023
Smiles
Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by Ombudsman1: 9:02pm On Apr 20, 2023
ITS A BUSINESS. THEY SHOULD GET OVER IT

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Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by orikoku: 9:02pm On Apr 20, 2023
I just make my payments so I won't loose the mark.

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Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by KnowledgePower7: 9:03pm On Apr 20, 2023
Dude spent 44 billion dollars on an app
44 billion us dollars

If na me buy Twitter
I will charge 700$ per day for blue tick

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Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by deeway200(m): 9:03pm On Apr 20, 2023
Elon Musk needs money now than ever. Space X just disappointed him and he needs money to fix all his problems.

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Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by Kharol1234: 9:03pm On Apr 20, 2023
Elon wan cash-out
Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by goodman5(m): 9:04pm On Apr 20, 2023
I never see money eat. Better food na to dey pay Twitter

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Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by Earlystar698(m): 9:04pm On Apr 20, 2023
It is a hard decision to take but as time goes on people will understand the reason why Elon is doing what he is doing now... Elon want to turn twitter in to mouthpiece of people around the world, and is going to be a great thing, remember Instagram is already charging users for the blue badge. Elon tech first the rest follow back.

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Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by nony43(m): 9:04pm On Apr 20, 2023
They are us £11, why charging us £11 and US $11?

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Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by AImiron: 9:04pm On Apr 20, 2023
Enisa tag was removed, she reacts lol

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Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by isabi2lof: 9:05pm On Apr 20, 2023
Set awon oni gbese grin

No wonder Dr Kemi run comot

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Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by RedpillAnalyst: 9:05pm On Apr 20, 2023
420

Nobody understands what Elon is doing these days.

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Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by Nten: 9:06pm On Apr 20, 2023
Billionaire tricks

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Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by Dialpad: 9:06pm On Apr 20, 2023
Many may ignore Elon Musk

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Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by NamelessOGBENI(m): 9:07pm On Apr 20, 2023
Business over sentiments, that's how it should be done.

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Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by Cutehector(m): 9:08pm On Apr 20, 2023
Falseprophet1


What do you see?

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Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by AnyanwuSilas: 9:08pm On Apr 20, 2023
Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by Reelmii: 9:09pm On Apr 20, 2023
grin..cash app
Re: Twitter Begins Removing Blue Checks From Users Who Don’t Pay by UgoFly: 9:09pm On Apr 20, 2023
Peter Obi no go give am shi shi.

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