After months of hedging, Twitter owner and CEO Elon Musk finally stripped certain users of their blue verification checks last week. Before he purchased the social media platform, the blue check system served to verify that accounts claiming to belong to notable individuals and organizations were actually being run by those individuals and organizations. Now, Musk is charging $8 a month for check marks through Twitter Blue.
Political notes: Blue check check-in; Moore’s diverse cabinet; comings and goings
May 1, 2023