Twitter appeared to take away verified check marks from Taliban accounts that purchased them.
In the past, Twitter only provided the “verified” marks to groups that were “active, notable and authentic accounts of public interest,” according to The Guardian. However, Elon Musk’s new plan has been to allow people to pay money for the check marks. The Twitter Blue verification system, outlined in December, costs $8 each month, with a greater price of $11 charged to people who use the social media app on Apple electronic devices.
It is a way to “get priority ranking in search, mentions, and replies to help lower the visibility of scams, spam and bots,” according to Twitter.
Twitter also clarifies that a blue check could mean that “the account has an active