Elon Musk created an “Official” label for select verified Twitter accounts on Wednesday but it vanished soon. And all Musk had to say about this new label was that he just killed that. It is to be noted that Twitter already has a blue label for select verified accounts.
• A new “Official” label appeared on Twitter on Wednesday only to disappear on the same day
• Twitter’s coveted blue badge is undergoing a major makeover under Elon Musk
• Elon Musk wants to levy an $8 fee for the blue badge despite heavy criticism
Why Did Elon Musk Create an “Official” Label?
It was Twitter’s latest update along with the new $8 service with the blue verification mark but it didn’t last for long. Twitter launched an “Official” label for select verified accounts including government accounts, commercial companies, business partners, major media outlets, publishers, and some public figures but removed it soon after the launch.
PM Modi’s Twitter account had the “Official” label before it was withdrawn. During the launch, Elon Musk tweeted that Twitter would do many dumb things in the coming months. They would what be worked and change what didn’t.
Why Was The “Official” Label Removed?
When American YouTuber Marques Brownlee highlighted that the label had disappeared, Musk replied that he just killed that. The blue check would be a great leveler, said Musk.
What Is The Controversy Surrounding the $8 Fee?
According to Twitter’s early-stage products executive Esther Crawford, the “Official” isn’t available for sale, and nor would previously verify accounts would get the new label. But Elon Musk is sticking with his $8 fee despite facing criticism from all corners. Elon Musk asked Twitter users to criticize him all day but that will … Read the rest