Elon Musk Calls Twitter Verified System ‘Bulls**t,’ Will Force Blue Checks To Pay $8/Month

African American tech entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled plans on Tuesday to overhaul Twitter’s verification system, making verified “blue check” users on the left-leaning pay $8/month to use the Twitter Blue service.

“Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is bullshit. Power to the people! Blue for $8/month,’ Musk tweeted on Tuesday.

“Price adjusted by country proportionate to purchasing power parity,” he added.

“You will also get: – Priority in replies, mentions & search, which is essential to defeat spam/scam – Ability to post long video & audio – Half as many ads,” Musk wrote.

“This will also give Twitter a revenue stream to reward content creators,” Musk concluded.

As Valiant News previously reported, Musk’s first act of owner of the Big Tech social media platform was to fire CEO Parag Agrawal and CFO Ned Sagal.

Agrawal previously served as the site’s Chief Technical Officer, and was described as “obsessively” focusing on using the platform’s resources to censor “hate speech and “misinformation.”

Outlook India reported that “After taking over as CTO, Agrawal’s main focus was on using AI and ML to identify hate speech and bots that were used to spread misinformation through the microblogging site.”

Perhaps most notably, Musk also fired the site’s head of “trust and safety,” Vijaya Gadde, who made the decision to deplatform 45th president of the United States Donald Trump.

Gadde also participated in the censorship of a New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s laptop just days before the 2020 presidential election, a move that many critics say was calculated to help Democrat candidate Joe Biden.

Gadde appeared on an episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast in 2019 to defend the banning of radio and TV host Alex Jones, and defended the left-wing political bias of the site’s “safety” policies.

This news and commentary by Gabriel Keane originally appeared on Valiant News.


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