Twitter blowned blue ticks of big celebrities like Shahrukh Khan, Virat Kohli, Salman Khan and others notable personalities: On April 20, 2023, Twitter removed verified blue ticks from all accounts that do not pay a monthly fee to keep them. Blue ticks are used to verify the identity of the account holder and differentiate them from fraudsters on the platform. Twitter had about 300,000 verified users under the original blue-check system, including journalists, athletes, public figures and government agencies.
Many iconic personalities in India have lost verified blue ticks from their Twitter accounts, including Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Rajinikanth and politicians like CM Yogi Adityanath, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, as well as cricketers Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
Twitter’s action against verified account holders:
Twitter’s move has raised concerns that the platform could lose its position as a reliable source of accurate and up-to-date information from authentic sources, including on emergencies.
Tomorrow, 4/20, we are removing legacy verified checkmarks. To remain verified on Twitter, individuals can sign up for Twitter Blue here: https://t.co/gzpCcwOXAX
Organizations can sign up for Verified Organizations here: https://t.co/YtPVNYypHU
— Twitter Verified (@verified) April 19, 2023
Blue subscription costs vary by market, starting at Rs 900 per month in India via iPhone and Android smartphones and Rs 650 per month on the Twitter website. Users can also opt for an annual subscription which is relatively affordable.
Well, the removal of verified blue ticks from Twitter accounts that do not pay a monthly fee has caused a significant impact on the social media platform, especially among public figures, government agencies, nonprofits, and public-service accounts around the world.