Elon Musk is someone who has been on a crusade to be liked by the masses. However, it hasn't exactly worked out for him. The average person is tired of his extremely "Reddit" personality that still thinks Doge memes are the pinnacle of humor. Regardless, people like "Catturd" on Twitter find him to be funny, and in the eyes of Elon, that is really all that matters. Although purchasing the social media company has lost him a lot of money, he has been able to do as he pleases with the site.
One of his biggest changes has been in regard to verification. The verification badge has always been about differentiating real people from fakes. Now, however, anybody can buy their way into being verified, which defeats the purpose. Additionally, Elon Musk has made it clear that if you don't pay up, you will lose your verification, even if you are a notable person with numerous imitators. These people are called "legacy blue checks" and they are on the verge of losing their privileges.
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Elon Musk had originally stated that blue checks would be removed on April 1st. However, he has subsequently moved up the date. In a tweet, he said, "Final date for removing legacy Blue checks is 4/20." If you know anything about Elon, you understand that this is extremely predictable and downright eye-roll-worthy. The man is still enjoying 4/20 blaze it MLG montage parodies in 2023, so this is not a shock. Why focus on Twitter stock prices, when you can simply regurgitate memes that were already outdated back in 2013? Truly a pioneer of the tech world and certainly the man who will get us back to outer space.
If you are a famous person and you want to keep that blue check, well you better dig deep for that $8 per month. Otherwise, you will be seen as lesser than accounts called "Canadians Taking Ls" and "Elon's Biggest Simp." Let us know what you think about the latest direction of Twitter, in the comments section below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news from around the tech world.