Apr 2, 2023

Twitter's blue ticks disappear as Musk attacks NY Times

The New York Times has lost its blue tick on Twitter after it said it would not pay to remain verified. Ten thousand of the most-followed organisations on Twitter will be exempt from the rules, the New York Times reports, citing an internal Twitter document. Since December, Twitter has introduced three different coloured verification badges: gold ticks are used for business organisations, grey ticks are for government-affiliated accounts or multilateral organisations, and blue ticks are used for individual accounts. Many news organisations including CNN, the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post - companies which also said they will not pay for Twitter verification - now have gold ticks. Other New York Times accounts, such as New York Times Arts and New York Times Travel, also have the gold badge.

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