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Tinubu, Trump, Obi, thousands of VIPs lose Twitter legacy verification tick

Tinubu, Trump, Obi, thousands of VIPs lose Twitter legacy verification tick

Microblogging site, Twitter has finally stripped several notable persons of their Legacy verification tick.

For several months, the company had hinted at plans to commercialise verification tick.

Twitter on Thursday removed Legacy Blue Tick for prominent persons.

Checks on the Twitter handles of Nigeria’s president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu; 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump; presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi; chairman of UBA Plc, Tony Elumelu, showed that the verification tick had been removed.

The development affected three hundred thousand verified users who did not pay for the Blue Tick, many of them athletes, musicians, journalists and other public figures.

Twitter users react:

@TonyOElumelu:

I woke up to see that my verification tick had disappeared. Wahala!”, he lamented.

@torty_mercy:

Make I hear Okwute pays for Twitter Blue $8 that you will give someone as a happy holiday gift, and the person will appreciate it greatly, Okwute will now give to Billionaire for blue tick??? We are allergic to spending money wrongly.

@firstladyship

“Elon Musk has removed the legacy verification of over 400K notable persons. Peter Obi, Atiku, Tinubu, Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump lost their blue check marks. Is Elon from this planet? Only an alien can compel Heads of Government & Former Presidents to pay for Twitter Blue.

After Elon Musk’s $44 billion takeover of Twitter, the platform witnessed drastic changes geared towards boosting its revenue.

To this end, the company said, “Twitter Blue is an opt-in, paid subscription that adds a blue checkmark to your account and offers early access to select features, like Edit Tweet. Subscribe now with localized pricing starting at $8/month or $84/year in available countries to get the blue checkmark and early access to features”.

 

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