Elon Musk unveils plan for $8-a-month Twitter verified badge

1 November 2022, 19:38

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Fran Way

By Fran Way

New Twitter CEO Elon Musk has confirmed the social media platform’s verified check will cost $8 a month.

Musk, who also owns Space X, said the current way of getting a blue tick is ‘b******t’.

He said the new payment system, which will work like a badge rather than a verification of who the person is, will also come with perks like less adverts and priority in replies and mentions.

He explained: “Twitter’s current lords and peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is b******t.

“Price adjusted by country proportionate to purchasing power parity.

“You will also get: priority in replies, mentions and search, which is essential to defeat spam/scam; ability to post long video and audio; half as many ads

“And paywall bypass for publishers willing to work with us.

“This will also give Twitter a revenue stream to reward content creators.”