Just a few days after Elon Musk acquired Twitter, reports of drastic changes have emerged, and the latest is that Musk wants to launch a pay-for-play verification system in which verified users are charged $20 per month.
If it launches the plan, verified users (celebrities, politicians, journalists, etc.) will have to sign up for the service within 90 days or they’ll lose the blue check mark. And employees working on the project have reportedly been told they’ll be fired unless they implement the changes by November 7th.
According to The Verge, the directive is to change Twitter Blue, the company’s optional, $ 4.99-a-month subscription that unlocks additional features, into a more expensive subscription that also verifies users, according to people familiar with the matter.