This Is Musk's Response to Critics of Paying for the Blue Checkmark

  • Publish date: Sunday، 06 November 2022
This Is Musk's Response to Critics of Paying for the Blue Checkmark
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In a new tweet, American billionaire Elon Musk mocked Twitter users' willingness to pay $8 for a coffee drink, and their resentment at paying the same amount to keep the blue checkmark.

Musk Mocks Critics

Musk responded to criticism of his intention to impose a monthly subscription of $8 on the owners of verified accounts that bear the blue checkmark, by posting a picture on Twitter showing a smiling person paying $8 for a Starbucks drink that he consumes in less than 30 minutes and another picture of a face crying for the same amount for a 30-day subscription.

Earlier, the American billionaire published a tweet describing “Twitter” as the most interesting place on the Internet, adding: “That is why you are reading this tweet now.”

Before that, he tweeted, "You get what you pay for."

The American billionaire did not stop at the sharp criticism of his decision to impose $8 on the verified accounts, instead, went ahead to challenge them.

It is worth noting that Musk announced, on Tuesday, that Twitter will charge a fee of $8 per month for the blue checkmark service, as he seeks to increase subscriptions and make the social network less dependent on ads.

Musk said subscribers with blue checkmarks will get priority in replies, mentions, and searches, in addition, will be able to post longer videos and will see half of the ads.

What Was Behind the Blue Checkmark?

The blue checkmark is the result of a defamation lawsuit against the company in 2009, where the main objective was to verify the identity of certain categories of people, such as celebrities, politicians, companies, and journalists, as protection against identity theft and fraud.

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