Nov 6, 2022

Twitter confirms fee for blue-tick verification after Musk takeover

The cuts - as well as Mr Musk's fierce advocacy of free speech - have caused speculation that Twitter could water down its efforts on content moderation. On Saturday a top United Nations official, Human Rights Commissioner Volker Türk, urged Mr Musk to "Ensure that human rights are central to the management of Twitter". Few details were publicised relating to the change in verification policy, and a Twitter Blue subscription reportedly remained at its old price of £4.99 in the UK following Saturday's announcement. It was not clear what would happen to those profiles which already had a blue tick - or if Twitter still planned to "Verify" a user other than by charging them a subscription. Previewing other upcoming changes, Mr Musk said Twitter would soon allow users to attach long-form text to tweets, "Ending [the] absurdity of notepad screenshots".

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