Blue checkmarks on Twitter and Instagram are used by public figures and media outlets to say, “you can trust I am who I say I am and you can trust me.” But now both Twitter and Meta have changed the rules around how to get verified, and in the process have stripped some of the legitimacy from the all-powerful checkmark. This week on the TechCrunch Podcast, I’m talking to TechCrunch’s newest reporter, Morgan Sung about the price of being verified on social media.
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Articles from the episode:
- Meta Verified is under fire in sex work circles for revealing users’ legal names
- Elon Musk admits he only bought Twitter because he thought he’d be forced to
- With Bedrock, Amazon enters the generative AI race
- FTC orders supplement maker to pay $600K in first case involving hijacked Amazon reviews
- Truecaller brings live caller ID to iPhone… but with a catch