Twitter under Musk will soon charge verified users to stay verified on the platform. The privilege would be part of Twitter Blue, the microblogging website’s paid subscription service that has been optional so far.
Verified users will have 90 days to move to Twitter Blue or they will end up losing their checkmark. The report further points out that to expedite the process, Twitter employees have been given a deadline of November 7 for an official launch. If they fail to meet the deadline, the report says, Musk may fire them.
With Elon Musk acquiring Twitter, he has already fired former CEO Parag Agrawal, Twitter CFO Ned Segal and policy chief Vijaya Gadda. Other than this, there were rumours that Musk was planning to lay off 75 per cent of Twitter’s staff to reduce the operation cost. However, Elon Musk later crushed these rumours via his tweet.