Musk Outlines Plans For Twitter

PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 26: In this photo illustration, the logos of social media applications, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, WeChat, Signal, Telegram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook are displayed on the screen of an iPhone  on April 26, 2022 in Paris, France. The U.S. multi-billionaire Elon Musk bought the social network Twitter on Monday April 25 for the sum of 44 billion dollars after two weeks of arm wrestling with the company's board of directors. (Photo illustration by Chesnot/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, on Tuesday outlined his plan for blue checkmark verification following pushback over reports that the social media giant would charge a fee of $20 a month.
  • The monthly verification fee, Musk said, would give Twitter a revenue stream to reward content creators.
  • The proposal comes during Musk’s first week as the new owner of Twitter, having fired the company’s board of directors last week and making himself the board’s sole member.

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