Elon Musk intended to charge monthly fees for Twitter users to maintain their verified status in October 2022. However, on Thursday, celebrities from Nigeria and other countries who disobeyed Twitter CEO Elon Musk’s new regulation lost their verification badges.
Users must pay between $8 (N3,684.24) and $11 (N5,065.83) monthly to get their badges back under the microblogging app’s new verification rule. However, due to waning interest in paying for the premium services, verification badges were removed from certain accounts, particularly those of celebrities who enjoyed particular status advantages.
The app reforms also impacted most Nollywood celebrities, including Kate Henshaw, Toni Tones, Peter Okoye, Tobi Bakare, and others. The blue verified mark on Twitter comes with several advantages. One benefit is that it demonstrates the integrity of a narrative of public interest.
Furthermore, accounts with a confirmed blue check mark are prohibited from using misleading or deceptive tactics, regardless of how prominent a person is. Because of this, many people would desire one. The multibillionaire mogul said the badge elimination would encourage more users to sign up for Twitter Blue by paying the $8 monthly price required to obtain and maintain the blue verification badge.