Elon Musk Introduces New Idea To Twitter And Kills It Hours Later

Elon Musk

At a glance

  • The new mechanism added the word “Official” under verified accounts in addition to the traditional blue checkmark.
  • Users with a blue checkmark either received the designation under the “previous verification criteria” or enrolled in Twitter Blue, a subscription plan introduced on Wednesday by which users can pay $7.99 per month for verification.
  • After high-profile users expressed confusion and disapproval for the move, the labels were nixed. Musk remarked on Wednesday that he personally “killed” the idea.

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