Twitter users perform the last rites of their legacy Blue Verified Badge

Goodbye, blue checkmark!

Twitter users perform the last rites of their legacy Blue Verified Badge!

Starting on Saturday, many Twitter accounts are going lose their blue check mark under modifications being made by Elon Musk, the Twitter company’s owner.

Elon Musk announced to charge Twitter users $8 per month for the blue checkmark (iOS and Android signups will cost $11 per month, due to app store costs).

The microblogging website announced would start removing from April 1 but users have severely criticised the decision. 

And as the day approached many Twitter users are bidding farewell to their blue check in an emotional way,





Elon Musk has defended his controversial pay model for Twitter.

The Twitter owner claims that any social media platform that didn’t follow suit would fail because it would be swarmed by bots.

“The fundamental challenge here is that it’s (easy) to create literally 10,000 or 100,000 fake Twitter accounts using just one computer at home and with modern AI (artificial intelligence),” Musk told a question and answer session on Twitter.

“That’s the reason for really pressing hard on verified where the verified requires a number from a reputable phone carrier and a credit card,” Musk added.

“My prediction is that any so-called social media network that doesn’t do this will fail,” he said.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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