The New York Times has lost its blue tick on Twitter after it refused to pay for verification.
Twitter faces criticism for its new policy of charging for verification badges, with several organizations and celebrities refusing to pay.
The New York Times has lost its blue tick on Twitter after it refused to pay for verification. Twitter is removing verification badges from accounts that already had a blue tick after announcing they would be part of a paid subscription from 1 April.
Under the new rules, blue ticks will start to be removed from accounts that do not pay for them. While the subscription service will generate revenue for Twitter, concerns have been raised that without the verification process, it will be difficult to tell genuine accounts from impersonators.
Elon Musk, who owns Twitter, criticized the newspaper, saying that "The real tragedy of NYTimes is that their propaganda isn't even interesting," and adding that "their feed is the Twitter equivalent of diarrhea. It's unreadable." Many news organizations, including CNN, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post, have also said they will not pay for Twitter verification.
The removal of the blue ticks seems to be happening gradually, which could be because it is largely a manual process. This is an interesting development in the world of social media, and it remains to be seen how it will affect the platform and its users.
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