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Musk’s Blue Check Mark Boost: A Journey to Authenticity on Twitter

BySamantha Jones

Apr 4, 2024
Twitter’s Return of Blue Check Marks Faces Criticism from Some Users

Elon Musk has rewarded users with a large number of verified followers with free Premium and Premium Plus benefits on X. However, not all users are pleased with their new special status, and some have made it clear they did not pay for it. The blue check mark, which was once a sought-after status symbol, has become the butt of jokes on the platform.

Last week, Musk announced that users with more than 2,500 paying followers would receive free Premium access, which comes with reduced ads and other advantages. Those with more than 5,000 such followers would be given free Premium Plus, a more expensive tier that eliminates ads, among other benefits.

The blue check mark was once a badge of honor reserved for verified high-profile users such as journalists, celebrities, politicians, and official agencies. After Musk’s takeover in 2022, users’ blue check marks disappeared and became a badge anyone could purchase. This change made it difficult for users to identify authentic accounts and resulted in misinformation proliferating on X under Musk’s leadership.

Wednesday’s return of the free blue check prompted a flurry of jokes on the platform. Accounts that received the badge showed that it was not solely given to accounts affiliated with notable figures. Some users defended themselves on Twitter by stating that they did not pay for the badge. On Wednesday, some users expressed relief at not having received the badge yet while others were excited about their new badge.

By Samantha Jones

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