Twitter designates NPR as ‘US state-affiliated media’ Kris Holt @krisholt Twitter has added a label to the main account of NPR to designate the public broadcaster as “US state-affiliated media.” Until now, such labels have typically been reserved for state-run organizations such as RT and Sputnik in Russia and China’s Xinhua News Agency. The … Continue reading Twitter removes ‘US state-affiliated media’ label from NPR account
By Chris Morris April 06, 2023 At last, Elon Musk’s culling of legacy verified accounts on Twitter might finally be getting underway. The site’s “Twitter Verified” feed, which historically has followed all verified accounts (before the launch of Twitter Blue) began a mass unfollowing Thursday afternoon. It’s making fast work of it, too. … Continue reading Twitter’s blue checkmark purge may have finally begun
By Michael Grothaus March 24, 2023 D-Day is coming for people on Twitter who have legacy checkmarks—the blue badge that was once bestowed upon select users who were deemed notable. That’s all changed now that Elon Musk has taken over the company. The official @verified account on Twitter has announced that the company will … Continue reading With legacy verification ending, will Twitter’s blue checks become the new scarlet letter?
Elon Musk will offer ‘amnesty’ to banned Twitter accounts amid more layoffs Kris Holt @krisholt Twitter owner and CEO Elon Musk says a “general amnesty” for banned accounts will begin next week for those who “have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam.” He polled users on whether Twitter should offer the … Continue reading Twitter is making millions of dollars from previously banned accounts, report says
By Christopher Zara December 13, 2022 Twitter users who were verified under the old system that was in effect before Elon Musk took control of the company are discovering this week that they still have their blue badges, albeit with a slightly less enthusiastic description. “This account is a legacy verified account,” says a … Continue reading ‘May or may not be notable’: Verified Twitter users are ushered into legacy limbo
Elon Musk claims Apple has ‘threatened to withhold’ Twitter from the App Store Karissa Bell @karissabe Elon Musk has taken aim at Apple’s App Store policies amid claims that the company has “threatened to withhold” Twitter from its store. According to Musk, Apple “won’t tell us why” it has issues with Twitter. In subsequent … Continue reading Elon Musk says he and Tim Cook ‘resolved the misunderstanding’ about Twitter’s iOS app
Elon Musk says Twitter Blue verification is coming back November 29th He said he wants it to be “rock solid” when it returns… in two weeks. K. Bell @karissabe NurPhoto via Getty Images Elon Musk has set a new date for Twitter Blue’s paid verification to return: November 29th. The new date comes just … Continue reading New Twitter accounts will have to wait 90 days before subscribing to Blue
Twitter will soon let organizations verify related accounts The announcement comes after the recent Twitter Blue disaster. I. Bonifacic @igorbonifacic Dado Ruvic / reuters Less than two days after Twitter’s first attempt to charge for account verification ended in disaster, Elon Musk announced the company is working on a new way to authenticate users. … Continue reading Elon Musk says Twitter Blue verification is coming back November 29th
Twitter Blue verification was a complete disaster in exactly the ways everyone predicted It lasted less than 48 hours. K. Bell @karissabe Screenshot via Twitter Elon Musk’s plan to democratize Twitter verification lasted less than two days. Twitter has temporarily pulled new signups for Twitter Blue after the platform was overrun by verified trolls. … Continue reading Twitter will soon let organizations verify related accounts
By Katelyn Bourgoin November 11, 2022 Whatever you think of Elon Musk and his Twitter takeover, he appeared to have been using a classic sales technique last week. In late October, The Verge reported that Twitter was planning to charge users $20 for Twitter Blue and a coveted blue checkmark. The backlash was immediate: … Continue reading Did Elon Musk use a popular sales trick to convince people to pay up for Twitter?