Elon Musk Company Twitter on Thursday starts removing blue check mark icons from the profiles of thousands celebrities, politicians and journalists.
According to reports Twitter CEO Elon Musk, who bought Twitter for $44 billion in October announced that the social media service has begun to charge individuals $8 per month to maintain their verification status. Elon Musk has said those who do not pay will lose their check marks.
“We are removing legacy verified checkmarks,” the company said in a statement on Twitter. “To remain verified on Twitter, individuals can sign up for Twitter Blue.”
As Twitter began removing check marks from accounts on Thursday, some users said they noticed the symbols disappearing and then reappearing on their profiles.
In Pakistan Twitter recent move has sparked a heated debate on social media. Among those who lost their blue badge status were prominent figures such as PTI Chairman and former PM Imran Khan, PMLN-Vice President Maryam Nawaz and others.
On the removal of blue check marks some Politicians and celebrities have complained that the change will lead to increased impersonation, because their identities will no longer be confirmed.
Remember that the removal of blue badges from verified accounts of public figures and politicians in Pakistan as well as world has caused significant concern and has raised questions about the transparency and fairness of Twitter’s policies. The move highlights the need for social media platforms to maintain neutrality and ensure that their policies are transparent and fair for all users.
Earlier This month on 3rd April Twitter replaced its iconic blue bird logo with a Doge meme. Twitter users noticed that the app’s iconic blue bird logo – which has long served as a home button at the top of users’ menus – had been swapped out for an image of the popular ‘doge’ meme.
The change in logo was made in celebration of Dogecoin’s recent surge in value, which has seen the cryptocurrency increase in price by over 400% in just the past month. Dogecoin, which was originally created as a joke in 2013, has seen a renewed interest in recent weeks, thanks in part to endorsements from high-profile figures such as Elon Musk and Mark Cuban.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk also tweeted a picture in which he is tagging WSBChairman.
Despite the temporary nature of the change, it has certainly generated a lot of buzz and attention for Twitter, with many users taking to social media to share their thoughts and reactions. Some have praised the move as a clever marketing tactic, while others remain skeptical about the significance of the Dogecoin trend and its impact on the future of social media.
Remember that Doge meme logo was only for 2 days after which Twitter blue bird logo will be replaced back.