Elon Musk took to Twitter today to address the current questions about Twitter's blue badge situation.
A few days ago there were rumors surrounding a $20/month plan to keep your verification status.
Today he addressed it all in a thread:
"Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is bullshit.
Power to the people! Blue for $8/month."
"Price adjusted by country proportionate to purchasing power parity"
"You will also get:
- Priority in replies, mentions & search, which is essential to defeat spam/scam
- Ability to post long video & audio
- Half as many ads"
"And paywall bypass for publishers willing to work with us"
Currently most people love the idea of the $8/month plan, but there are some blue badge gatekeepers who have a problem with it.