Recently, social media has been abuzz with news of several high-profile individuals losing their verified badge on Twitter. Among the celebrities who have lost their blue badge are football star Cristiano Ronaldo, Nigerian musicians Davido and Wizkid, and the former CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey.
The reason for the loss of verification badges is due to the new policy introduced by the new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk. The policy requires that all verified users pay a monthly fee of $8 to maintain their verified badge. This move by Musk has received mixed reactions from users, with some applauding the decision while others criticize it as a money-making scheme.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who has over 100 million followers on Twitter, was one of the celebrities who lost his verified badge. This came as a surprise to many of his fans, who are used to seeing the blue badge next to his name on the platform. The loss of the badge means that his account can no longer be easily distinguished from fake accounts and impersonators.
Similarly, Nigerian musicians Davido and Wizkid, who are both known for their large following on social media, also lost their verified badge. The loss of the badge is likely to have an impact on their social media presence and may lead to a decrease in their followers.
The former CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, was not spared either. Despite being a co-founder of the platform, he lost his verified badge for refusing to pay the monthly fee. This has led to speculation about the relationship between Dorsey and the new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk.
The move by Elon Musk to charge a fee for verified badges has been met with mixed reactions. Some users have praised the decision, arguing that it will help to curb the proliferation of fake accounts and impersonators. Others have criticized the move, calling it a money-making scheme that will only benefit the rich and famous.
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