Elon Musk continues to make striking moves for Twitter. Twitter has taken a new step in selling blue checkmarks. Blue checkmark sales will continue, but the account must be over 90 days old to be active. So anyone who pays $8 for Twitter Blue subscription will get a blue checkmark if their account is over 90 days old.
Newly opened Twitter accounts will not be able to purchase a blue checkmark
For those who missed it, Elon Musk announced in recent weeks that the Twitter Blue subscription will increase to $8 per month. A blue checkmark was also added to this subscription. In the new period, which officially started with the recently activated system, anyone who pays the money can get a blue checkmark. The fact that anyone who pays $8 can get a “blue checkmark” without any authentication is causing many problems.
The paid subscription service led to a plethora of pranksters creating imposter accounts on Twitter. It left the platform even more ripe for misinformation. Many cheaply acquired checkmarks were used to impersonate brands, politicians, and celebrities with unflattering messages.
Twitter, took a necessary step because of these problems. So the company had to stop the sale of blue checkmarks shortly after its launch. But Elon Musk is determined to monetize this package. Making a statement on Twitter, Elon Musk announced that blue checkmark sales will resume as of November 29th.
In this new period, the company is taking a time limit to reduce the number of fake accounts to be created. Accordingly, newly opened Twitter accounts will not be able to purchase a blue checkmark until 90 days have passed. In our opinion, the sale of blue badges should not be done at all. However, it is thought that at least this 90-day time limit will be useful to keep fake accounts under control.