Barely a week after Elon Musk took ownership of Twitter, he came up with a radical proposal to see the app undergo various changes and transformations. The proposed changes by the wealthiest man in the world have received mixed reactions from netizens who have expressed varied opinions.
Elon Musk has promised publishers to have paywalls that will guarantee them revenue streams while producing their content by tapping more from the platform; however, the issue of the Twitter verification amendment has not gone well with many.
In raft changes, Elon has suggested a payment fee of 8 dollars a month for those with Twitter verification ‘Blue tick,’ a move which has not gone well with many. On top of the amending of the verification, he has further stated the benefits which will come with including priority in replies, mentions & search, which is essential to defeating spam/scams, the ability to post long videos & audio, and half as many ads, among others.
Here are some of the reactions from netizens.
So I can create an account with a celebrity name, pay 8$ and everyone will believe I am this person. How on earth will this help fight against spam/impersonation on social media? Same for journalists: No more verification of who is reliable and who is not.