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This time in peak Twitter humor: Twitter took away people’s verified checks, now they’re giving it back

This series of events is truly peak Twitter humor.

Twitter’s ‘Blue check’ has made the headlines for the past few days. Why? On April 21, 2023, Twitter began taking away its iconic blue check from the accounts that have not been paying for the ‘Twitter Blue’ feature—including famous artists, celebrities, content creators, and the like.

Chaos and hilarity kind of popped off that day, with many of the “former” holders of the verified blue check making fun of how their verified status was removed. Others also started making fun of the people who paid to get the blue check, and yeah.

Then just a few days after, Elon Musk’s Twitter started giving it back to people with more than 1 million followers. Like? After taking it away? For what reason? H U H.

Though to be honest at the same time, it’s kind of scary how this blue check also validates the trolls, the spreaders of misinformation, and personalities that can cause harm to others through the Internet.

Guess Elon Musk’s Twitter’s priorities are aligned in the wrong direction. Thanks, man.



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