The take over of Twitter by Elon Musk has been in the news for a while now but that is not the only event that is causing ripples. The policy changes, firing and hiring of executives at Twitter Inc and other decisions by the world richest man are equally making the news buzz.
Techbooky reported that GM motors has suspended paid advertising on the micro blogging site as it says it will take its time to review policy changes on the social media platform new hierarchy.
We also reported that Musk announced the composition of a moderation council to oversee issues relating to Twitter policies.
Another area of change in Twitter modus operandi is the verification program that has over the years become a complicated and controversial issue.
Elon Musk is reportedly looking to monetise Twitter monetisation badge according to a report by The Verge.
In the report, users will have to pay about $20 per month to get The Twitter verified badge, with the company also looking to up it’s Twitter Blue paid plan from it’s current $4.99 per month to $19.99 per month.
The social media giant will be launching it’s new subscription plan by November 7 and plans to remove verification badges from current holders if they do not pay for Twitter Blue within 90 days, as per the report.
Twitter owner, Elon Musk had in May while trying to present a pitch to Twitter investors said part of his goals is to increase the subscriber revenue to 69 million Twitter Blue users by 2025 and it appears the first step to achieving that has just started.
The idea of the verification program will be to identify genuine profiles of political leaders, celebrities, researchers, journalists and public figure so as to prevent fake accounts from impersonating them.
The concerns over the new paid plan is how it won’t become a free for all that allows every Tom, Dick and Harry to commit damage online, spread misinformation on the premise of becoming a paid user.
Twitter may be looking to erase that doubt in the next seven days with other stringent terms.