Elon Musk Introduces New Idea To Twitter And Kills It Hours Later

Elon Musk Introduces New Idea To Twitter And Kills It Hours Later


Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, rolled out a new mechanism to identify “official” accounts but “killed” the idea shortly thereafter.

The social media platform is working to reconsider which users receive the blue checkmark icon next to their names. Before the world’s richest man acquired the company, the symbol indicated accounts belonging to celebrities, official government agencies, members of the media, and other “authentic accounts of public interest,” according to a help page published by Twitter.

The new mechanism added the word “Official” under verified accounts in addition to the traditional blue checkmark.

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Users with a blue checkmark either received the designation under the “previous verification criteria” or enrolled in Twitter Blue, a subscription plan introduced on Wednesday by which users can pay $7.99 per month

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