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Elon Musk’s removes celebs Verified Check Marks they must pay $8 monthly to keep it

The SpaceX founder has been pushing for the change for months.

CEO of Twitter is Removing legacy blue verification check marks from celebrities, athletes & politicians

Twitter CEO Elon Musk’s begins purge of blue check marks on Thursday.

Twitter began removing thousands of verification check marks from high-profile celebrities, politicians plus more. Following through on a promise made by new owner Elon Musk to rid the site of what he decried as a “lords & peasants system.”

The aim of Twitter’s verification system was to ensure that accounts from notable individuals and organizations who freely contributed content to the social media platform were actually being run by those individuals and organizations. Instead, Musk is now charging $8 a month for verification through Twitter Blue.

Musk has been vocal about his dislike for the legacy verification system, calling it “bullshit,” “corrupt,” and a “lords & peasants system.” Journalists on the platform were able to be verified almost by default regardless of the size of their following or readership, which appears not to have been sitting right with Musk’s antagonistic relationship with the media.


The April 20 target date for removing legacy blue checkmarks has been public since at least April 11th,

The check marks removal appeared to be on with Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Drake, Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson among those left check-less.


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