Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, brought back the “official” badge for some users of the social media platform.
Elon Musk, the world’s richest man and the new owner of Twitter (File)
Elon Musk Posted a tweet today that may be a warning to bots on Twitter. The tweet, without any text, had only two emojis, a grave and a robot, called ‘RIP bots‘ could have been translated. Along with this, the tweet was also updated with a ‘coming soon’ status. Let us tell you that the people who set the price for BlueTick at $8 last week before suspending it yesterday, have previously said that the only way to beat trolls and bots on the platform is to offer it and that Twitter is only up to advertisers. You are not trusted to pay the bills.
Musk also posted a poll on Thursday asking users if they were seeing fewer scammers, however, the poll results were not what he wanted to see, as many users said there had been no improvement. Twitter halted its $8 BlueTick subscription service on Friday, as fake accounts grew and new owner Elon Musk brought back “official” badges for some users of the social media platform.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 12, 2022
The blue tick mark was reserved for these people
The famous blue tick mark was previously reserved for verified accounts of politicians, celebrities, journalists and other public figures, but a subscription option was introduced earlier this week to help Twitter boost revenue. Because Musk fights to keep advertisers. Fake accounts claiming to be big brands have surfaced with blue ticks since Musk’s new roll-out, including Tesla and SpaceX, as well as Roblox, Nestle and Lockheed Martin.
Fake brand account will be suspended
Musk said Twitter users engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying it as a “parody” account would be permanently suspended without warning. Several fake brand accounts have been suspended, including Nintendo and BP. It also said that there are a large number of corrupt and fake Bluetick users on Twitter, which will be removed soon.