December 3, 2023

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NYT loses Twitter verification as Musk launches scathing assault on publication

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New York Occasions misplaced its verified “gold” tag on its Twitter web page on Sunday as Elon Musk launched an assault on the publication, calling the organisation “propaganda”. Twitter’s new guidelines state that organisations can apply for a brand new “gold” tick, and people must shell out cash for a Twitter Blue subscription. 

The New York Occasions has mentioned that it doesn’t plan on paying a month-to-month payment for verified test mark standing on Twitter. A spokesperson for the publication made the announcement, hours after it misplaced its verified badge. The corporate may also not pay particular person reporters for his or her Twitter Blue private accounts.

“We additionally is not going to reimburse reporters for Twitter Blue for private accounts, besides in uncommon situations the place this standing can be important for reporting functions,” the spokesperson added.

Twitter introduced a number of weeks again that a number of Twitter accounts will lose the test marks from April 1 because the social media firm will start winding down its legacy verified program.

Twitter CEO Elon Musk slammed NYT on Sunday for saying no to the paid verification scheme.

“The true tragedy of @NYTimes is that their propaganda is not even fascinating”, Musk wrote on the platform.


“Additionally, their feed is the Twitter equal of diarrhea. It is unreadable,” he added.


The New York Occasions, amongst different companies and charities, had already misplaced its blue tick and was tagged as a verified enterprise account with a gold tick beneath Musk’s new system. 

Organisations that need a verification badge on their handles need to pay a month-to-month payment of $1,000 for a gold verification tick. Particular person handles must pay $8 a month for a blue tick. 

Elon Musk, on Friday, defended his contentious pay mannequin for Twitter, asserting that any social media website that did not undertake an analogous mannequin would fail and be swarmed by bot accounts.

(With inputs from businesses)

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