Elon Musk and Twitter are starting to remove legacy check marks from the accounts of notable users who have not signed up for his Twitter Blue Subscription.
The blue check marks have begun disappearing from the accounts of some of the most well-known and widely followed accounts. Some of these accounts include people such as Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Bill Gates, and even The Pope. Former President Donald Trump and the founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey. To our surprise including the official account for US Citizenship and Immigration Services and accounts for some state Customs and Border Patrol offices.
Previously, Twitter announced that all legacy verify accounts would be removed tomorrow, April 20. To receive a checkmark, users have to subscribe to Twitter Blue. Twitter Blue costs $8 per month and does not verify someone’s identity, but does provide a checkmark next to their name and a handful of other features, such as editing Tweets.
There are other accounts such as LeBron James, that Elon Musk is paying for their subscription. What is your take on this situation? Should Elon Musk allow celebrities and notable figures to keep their check marks without having to pay? let us know in the comments.