Twitter's blue ticks disappear as Musk attacks NY Times

Twitter's blue ticks disappear as Musk attacks NY Times

Apr 02, 2023 by BBC News - Technology

Key Facts

  • Image source, Getty Images The New York Times has lost its blue tick on Twitter after it said it would not pay to remain verified.
  • Twitter has started removing verification badges from accounts which already had a blue tick, after announcing they would be part of a paid subscription from 1 April.
  • The subscription service will generate revenue for Twitter, however concerns have been raised that without the verification process, it will be difficult to tell genuine accounts from impersonators.
  • As well as not paying the subscription fee, the New York Times said it would also not pay for the verification of its journalists' Twitter accounts, apart from in "rare instances where this status would be essential for reporting purposes", a spokesperson said.

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