Twitter is the world’s digital public square. More than 217 million users (2021) chat, argue, fight and abuse each other on what is also known as a hotbed of safety sign printing and misinformation. Elon Musk, who acquired Twitter for (a grossly overpriced) $44 billion last month, announced a series of changes. One of these is a charge of $8 a month for verifying accounts and giving them the blue tick certifying authenticity. Usually people with a big following, celebrities, organisations or brands apply for a blue tick through the Twitter website. The charge will vary based on a country and its purchasing power parity. So, Indians might end up paying just about Rs 190 ($2) a month.
Twitter’s blue tick fee: Revenue stream or can of worms for media-tech cos
February 14, 2023February 14, 2023 | | 0 Comment | 10:41 am