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Blue checks aren’t protecting sex workers from X’s porn crackdown

When X (formerly Twitter) launched paid subscription verification, Mistress Rouge, a professional dominatrix, hoped that it would help her advertise to new clients. But paying for the service didn’t

X, formerly Twitter, now lets paid users hide their checkmarks

Social media company X, formerly Twitter, now lets paid users hide their verification checkmarks. The Elon Musk-owned company introduced paid verification last year with the Twitter Blue relaunch. The

Ex-Twitter Blue chief on Musk’s ‘lack of process’ and impulsive management style

Esther Crawford, the former head of Twitter Blue, wrote a long post on X, the social network formerly known as Twitter, talking about the old management, working under Elon Musk and going viral for sl

Twitter said only verified users will be able to access TweetDeck after 30 days

After swaths of users were unable to access parts of TweetDeck over the last few days, Twitter started rolling out a new version of the web app to users Monday. The company also added that in 30 days,

Twitter now allows subscribers to post 25,000-character-long tweets

Since Elon Musk has taken over Twitter, the platform has been expanding the limits of content you can post through one tweet. In its latest move, the company has increased the character count for a tw

Twitter increases window to edit tweets to one hour for Blue subscribers

Twitter has increased the time limit to edit tweets from 30 minutes to one hour for Blue subscribers. This gives people a bigger window to change their tweets and correct any typos. The company made t

Twitter now allows paid users to upload two-hour videos

Twitter has made changes to its paid plan, allowing subscribers to upload two-hour-long videos — expanding the previous 60-minute limit. The company also modified its Twitter Blue page and said the

Sex workers explain why blue check stigma and #BlockTheBlue aren’t so straightforward

Not every new blue check on Twitter is a fan of Elon Musk. As Twitter’s iconic blue check shifts from a badge of legitimacy to a signal that you pay the company eight dollars a month, some high-prof

Unpacking the Twitter blues

Hello and welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Our Monday show covers the latest in tech news from the week

Twitter gave a gold checkmark to a fake Disney account

In a drive to offer free verification to top organizations, Twitter briefly gave a gold checkmark to a fake Disney account. The gold checkmark indicates that the account belongs to a company. It is r

Twitter reinstates Blue verification mark for top accounts — even if they didn’t pay for it

After removing thousands of legacy verification checkmarks on April 20, Twitter is restoring the Blue tick marks for large accounts — even if they didn’t pay for subscriptions. Over the we

Twitter seemingly now requires all advertisers to have a verified checkmark

As Twitter’s legacy blue check mark system finally comes to an end, the social network’s new paid-for verification system is causing more than a little chaos, with CEO Elon Musk himself st

Chaos reigns after Twitter’s blue checks vanish

The blue checkmarks that once christened an echelon of elite Twitter users as trustworthy — or at least probably themselves — are no more. It’s only been a few hours since the so-called lega

Elon Musk says Twitter will finally remove legacy checkmarks on 4/20

Elon Musk said that Twitter will finally move to remove the legacy blue checkmarks on April 20 or 4/20 because he can’t let go of that joke. This is the “final date,” he said in a tw

Twitter’s new feature will show ‘half ads’ to Blue subscribers

Twitter is rolling out additional features for Blue subscribers, including showing 50% of ads in their timeline compared to nonpaid users and a visibility boost in search. Elon Musk has long promised

Twitter’s new label makes it hard to differentiate between legacy and paid verified accounts

Twitter has introduced a new check mark label that makes it impossible to separate between legacy and paid verified accounts.

Celebrities don’t want to pay Elon for a blue check

April 1 is the dumbest day on the internet, and this year, it’s not just because brands will try to prank you by selling “hot iced coffee.” Starting on Saturday, Twitter will begin r

Twitter Blue relaunch has made just $11M on mobile in its first 3 months

Legacy Twitter checkmarks are disappearing on April 1st, Twitter says, and in the future, the only way users will be able to get the coveted blue badge is by paying for a Twitter Blue subscription. Th

New accounts now have to wait only 30 days for Twitter Blue

Twitter has changed many things related to its subscription program, Twitter Blue, in the last few hours. The company has made the paid plan available for purchase globally, and also reduced the time

Twitter will kill ‘legacy’ blue checks on April 1

Twitter will start removing legacy blue checkmarks on April Fools Day in the hopes of bumping Twitter Blue subscriptions.
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