Twitter’s newest board member and biggest shareholder, Elon Musk, suggested on Sunday that Twitter Blue followers should get an “authentication tick,” but different from public figure and account verification. officials. Twitter Blue followers get a bundle of features and benefits including bookmark folders, untweet option and reader mode among others.
“Everyone who signs up for Twitter Blue (i.e. pays $3/month) should get an authentication checkmark,” Musk tweeted. “But should be different from ticking ‘public figure’ or ‘official account’.
Twitter users are also closely following the suggestion and opinions posted by the Tesla CEO as he was named to the board after the outspoken executive revealed he had acquired a 9% stake. .2% in the social media company. Musk said he looked forward to making “meaningful improvements to Twitter soon.”
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He agreed with a user who suggested a cheaper subscription price for Argentina, saying the cost “should be commensurate with affordability and in local currency.”
“Maybe even an option to pay in Doge?” he tweeted, referring to the Dogecoin cryptocurrency.
He said the authentication tick for Twitter Blue followers would “massively expand the verified pool” and “make bot armies too expensive to maintain.” But one user warned the billionaire investor that such a move “would actually lend an air of legitimacy to a well-funded robot army/political machine/brigade”.
Musk’s appointment to Twitter’s board has raised concerns among some employees, according to a Washington Post report. They cited concerns about his stance on transgender issues and his reputation as a difficult leader, according to statements on Slack reviewed by the Post.