Twitter has announced that it will remove the blue checkmarks from users who have not purchased a Twitter Blue subscription. The update will take place on April 1st. Business Insider writes about it.
“On April 1st, we will begin rolling out our legacy verification program and removing the marks,” Twitter said in a tweet.
Before Elon Musk’s purchase of the social network, blue marks were reserved for “public interest” users: politicians, public figures, celebrities and journalists. Starting in October 2022, subscribers of the Twitter Blue program can become owners of the sign, the cost of which is $8 per month (about 600 rubles).
Elon Musk, who became the owner of Twitter last year, called the old verification program “deeply corrupt and meaningless.” He also compared it to the “system of lords and peasants”.
Earlier it became known that Elon Musk plans to build his own city on the recently purchased pasture near the city of Austin in Texas. In meetings with the owners, Musk and employees of his businesses described their vision of the city’s future as a “Texas utopia” along the Colorado River. The employees of the employers’ organizations will live there.