Elon Musk has removed the New York Times check mark
The social media group continued to lose credibility due to the lack of further verification confirmation of user accounts. These have been replaced by paid subscriptions.
With the innovation in verification codes, Twitter has reduced the usefulness of codes that were once useful. The difference between the tags previously granted to post-check post-monitor users and the new payment tokens without real verification was all too apparent Monday night.
Twitter owner Elon Musk recently announced that the previous tokens will be removed starting April 1st. Several well-known users, including newspapers such as the New York Times and the Washington Post, have made it clear over the past few days that they will not sign up in order to keep the white tick on a blue background on their profiles. The new paid “Twitter Blue” subscription, which should equate to a verified account, costs $1,000 per month for businesses and $8 for individuals.
“S.K., then we’ll take her away »
As of Monday, many previously verified accounts still have the icon — but the caption text for both types of tags has been aligned. Previously, when users clicked on an icon, it would show them whether it was given away for free once or now purchased with a subscription payment. Now it says to all tags that the account has a subscription or was previously verified.
The exception was the profile of The New York Times, which had not had a check mark since the weekend. A Twitter user had previously pointed out to Musk that the newspaper had announced that it would not pay for a subscription token.
“S.K., then we’ll take it away,” Musk replied. Then he attacked the newspaper in more tweets. Among other things, he wrote that The New York Times publishes “propaganda that isn’t even interesting.” He called the newspaper’s tweets “diarrhea.” The Times reported Thursday that, according to an internal document, an exception should be made for the 10,000 organizations with the most followers.The New York Times account ranks as the 25th most-followed Twitter user, with nearly 55 million followers, according to an analytics portal. Social Blade.
Fake tweets floating around
Even if Musk announced on Friday his desire to make “Twitter the most trusted place on the Internet,” the prospects for the social media portal in terms of account integrity don’t look very promising: the omission of fact-checking. The user will make it difficult for Twitter users to distinguish between real and fake accounts. The trolls have already started changing their names and pictures to impersonate celebrities, corporations, and politicians. As reported by The Washington Post.
An account using the New York Times name and photo tweeted, “Sources inside Twitter say Elon Musk is trash,” along with a series of profanities.
Musk has long accused the media of unfairly covering him. He recently wrote that they are “racist” towards white people. Twitter no longer answers questions from journalists due to its company policy. It was last December Many journalists have been banned from using TwitterTo report blocking accounts that leaked public data about Musk’s private jet travels.
Musk bought Twitter for about $44 billion last October. This was followed by a decrease in advertising revenue. A leaked memo from Musk last week revealed that Twitter is now worth less than $20 billion, less than half of what he originally paid for it.
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