June 10, 2023

Good grief, what number of occasions has Musk modified his horrible money-losing checkmark verification program? I’ve misplaced rely. His newest change, introduced yesterday, is supposed to guard Twitter Blue subscribers from being shamed and mocked for paying to get the checkmark and stop celebrities who had checkmarks pressured on them from efficiently suing him.

From Gizmodo:

The labels now make no point out of Twitter Blue, the paid model of the social community. Blue subscribers have subjected to huge scorn, and altering the label could assist Musk keep away from potential lawsuits from indignant celebrities who need nothing to do along with his blue checkmarks however who’ve obtained them anyway.

The change seems to have been carried out on Tuesday evening, which is when it was noticed by Dexerto. Beforehand, Twitter connected labels on accounts with blue checkmarks that acknowledged: “This account is verified as a result of they’re subscribed to Twitter Blue and verified their cellphone quantity.” Nevertheless, that proved problematic—Musk pressured blue checkmarks on many celebrities who had not paid for Twitter Blue or verified their cellphone quantity, together with writer Stephen King, Lil Nas X, dril, and even lifeless celebs like Chadwick Boseman and Anthony Bourdain, fueling outrage over them on Twitter.

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