Today: Wednesday, 17 April 2024 year

Twitter has stripped the verification checkbox of the New York Times main account.

Twitter has stripped the verification checkbox of the New York Times main account.

The main New York Times account has lost its Twitter verification checkbox after the publication previously said it would not pay for such a badge, as required by the new rules.

The New York Times account, which has 55 million followers, lacks a verification badge, making it look unofficial.

On Thursday, the paper said it would not pay for a verification badge on its Twitter accounts, nor would it reimburse employees for Twitter Blue subscriptions. Twitter owner Elon Musk on Sunday criticized the newspaper, saying “the real tragedy of the New York Times is that their propaganda is not even interesting.”

Musk previously said that users around the world can now subscribe to Twitter Blue, a verified microblogging service account. Prior to this, Twitter, as part of its Twitter Blue subscription for business accounts, introduced a feature whereby the platform begins to mark company accounts, and related pages, including those owned by employees, endow with an additional square icon in the form of the logo of the organization to which they belong.

In November 2022, Musk reported that the social network decided to postpone the resumption of sales of verification subscriptions until the management of the online platform was convinced that it was possible to prevent users from impersonating others. In mid-December, the company brought back Twitter Blue subscriptions in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. Subscribers, as previously announced, will have access to features such as tweet editing, 1080p video downloads, and reader mode. Twitter Blue is $8/month online and $11/month for iOS users.