Elon Musk’s announcement that Twitter will take away blue verification checkmarks from users who don’t want to join the paid Twitter Blue program turned out to be no April Fool’s joke. The New York Times was the first to make sure of this.
This is reported by Bloomberg.
The NYT was one of the first to stress that it opposes Twitter’s innovation to introduce paid ($ 8 monthly) verification. The newspaper’s main Twitter account has about 55 million followers.
According to Twitter CEO Elon Musk, the NYT’s decision is “hypocrisy.” He recalled that the newspaper has its own subscription service, which it advertises. In response to the remark of one of the users of the social network that the newspaper will not pay for the blue tick, Musk wrote that in this case, the service will take it away.
Twitter recently announced that it will take away blue verification checkmarks from users who do not want to join the paid Twitter Blue program from April 1 this year.
Earlier, Elon Musk announced that he would introduce multi-colored checkmarks on Twitter — they will indicate different types of users.