As we know, Elon Musk has completed his purchase of social media platform, Twitter. One of the biggest proposed changes the new CEO is toying with is a monthly subscription for those with verified checkmarks. Several celebrities- you know, the main users of the checkmarks- have already been considering leaving the site. Especially after the use of racial slurs rose over 500% mere hours after Musk took over. Then, there was Musks’ now-deleted conspiracy tweet regarding Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi‘s husband, Paul Pelolsi, who was attacked in a home invasion last week.
But the big thing this morning is this subscription service. A proposed $20 monthly fee, for users to continue to display the checkmark (generally meaning this is indeed the official account of the person/place/thing), could help the company turn a profit. But, if the team currently working on this change doesn’t meet deadlines placed by Musk, they’ll be fired.
Some Twitter users pointed out someone like Stephen King “could afford it.” His response? “It ain’t the money, it’s the principal of the thing.”
We’ll let you know what we hear about this idea being implemented.