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AI Menace: Twitter ‘verified’ troll account posts AI-image of blast at Pentagon, US stock market dips
An AI-generated image exposed, how Twitter's paid verification programme has become a joke. A Twitter troll posted a fake image of a supposed blast near Pentagon, which caused a dip in the US stock market.
Elon Musk launches ‘deeply inferior’ encrypted DMs for Twitter Blue users, service riled with issues
Elon Musk-led Twitter has finally launched encrypted DMs for Twitter Blue subscribers. However, users are reporting that there are some glaring issues and bugs with the new feature. Even Musk tweeted out, saying that users should try it out, but not trust it yet.
Explained: Why Elon Musk's Twitter is cancelling some accounts
Elon Musk has announced that Twitter is cancelling accounts that haven't been used for a long time. The move comes as the billionaire tries to ramp up engagement, and opportunities to make money, at the online platform he bought for $44 billion last year
Unsubscribing From Blue: Over half of Twitter Blue’s initial adopters cancel their subscriptions
Over half of Twitter's initial Twitter Blue subscribers have now cancelled their subscriptions. Over 150,000 users initially signed up for Twitter Blue within days of its launch, but only 68,157 of them kept their subscriptions.
Twitter Blue Tick Fiasco: Elon Musk may get sued for forcibly giving some users Twitter's Blue Tick
Twitter faces a number of lawsuits in the US as well as Europe for forcibly giving some accounts the Twitter Blue Tick and having the terms and conditions claim that Blue Tick owners have subscribed to Twitter Blue and had their numbers verified.
Twitter’s Blue Tick Mystery: How did dead celebs like Sushant Singh Rajput, and Michael Jackson ‘pay’ for the label?
Twitter seems to be one of the biggest mysteries of recent times. After a blue tick cull, the platform started mysteriously reinstating the label – even for profiles of actors Sushant Singh Rajput and Rishi Kapoor, pop star Michael Jackson, and former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, who are no more
Elon Musk's Twitter Blue hopes dashed: Less than 5% of legacy accounts paid for Twitter Blue
A Berlin-based researcher looked into Twitter's data and found out that only five per cent of legacy-verified users subscribed to the new verification programme. As a result, Elon Musk has to rely on some unusual tricks to popularise the subscription-based Blue Tick.
Ronaldo, Kohli, Tendulkar, Federer lose Twitter blue ticks: 'Who cares if you have it or not?'
Some of the biggest global and Indian athletes have lost their legacy Twitter blue tick marks which ensured verification status.
Twitter's Blue Tick purge: Who still has the verification mark, who doesn't?
Elon Musk's long-promised move to strip free blue ticks from Twitter users swung into action on Thursday. Many high-profile accounts, including the Pope and former US president Donald Trump, had their checkmarks removed
Payday For Twitter Creators: Elon Musk unveils monetisation plans for creators to earn through sub plans
Twitter is ramping up its creator economy and has decided to let creators offer subscriptions to their followers. Twitter also said that they won't charge commission on those subscription, and will pass the entire amount that they receive from users, to creators.
Elon Musk believes Twitter’s affiliate badges will reduce impersonation. Here’s how they work
Twitter's affiliate badges will help curb impersonation, says Elon Musk. Here's everything you need to know about affiliate badges on Twitter, how to get them and more importantly, who gets them.
Elon Musk’s promise for Twitter Blue users to be shown fewer ads than regular users remains unfulfilled
Elon Musk promised Twitter Blue users that they will be shown half the ads compared to non-paying users. However, new documents and terms updated by Twitter show that won't be the case, and users who don't wish to ads at all, will need to pay a higher premium.
Taking down Instagram: Instagram users have IQ of less than 100, says Twitter CEO Elon Musk
Elon Musk took a dig at Instagram and Instagram users by saying that the platform's users have an IQ less than 100. Musk has often had an issue with Meta's Instagram. In 2018, Musk had deleted his Instagram account as he did not like the platform.
Twitter legacy blue tick: What's happening with Twitter Blue? Not even Musk knows for sure
Twitter's legacy verified accounts were supposed to lose their Blue Ticks on April 1. However, only a few accounts (like The NewYorkTimes) have lost their verified badges. Instead, these accounts now show, a new message that confuses people more.
Elon Musk defends paid Twitter as blue tick ultimatum looms
Musk made his prediction on the eve of Twitter's 1 April ultimatum that verified accounts with the cherished blue tick that had not forked over cash would lose it
Twitter to only let Twitter Blue subscribers to vote in polls, ‘For You’ tab to only show Blue users
Elon Musk has announced that only Twitter Blue subscribers can vote in polls from now on and that the For You tab on Twitter, will now exclusively feature Twitter Blue subscribers. This change comes just days before legacy verified ticks is done away with.
When legacy dies: Twitter will start removing original or ‘legacy’ blue checkmarks from April 1
Elon Musk-led Twitter has announced that starting April 1, the platform will start removing legacy blue ticks from originally verified accounts. Musk plans to amp up Twitter Blue and paid verification programmes, and may increase the price in the future.
Twitter in freefall: After firing 50 top executives on the weekend, Musk sacks 200 more workers
Elon Musk has fired over 250 employees or roughly 10 per cent of Twitter's current workforce. Esther Crawford, the person heading Twitter Blue and Twitter Payments, and one of Musk's most vocal supporters was also fired during the latest round of Twitter layoffs
Facebook & Instagram owner Meta to launch monthly subscription service priced at $11.99
Meta Verified will be rolled out in Australia and New Zealand this week. Meta's foray into subscription services follows Twitter, which announced last month that Twitter Blue will be priced at $11 per month
Twitter Blue: Service goes live in India for Rs 900 a month, the most expensive anywhere ever
Twitter Blue is finally available in India for a monthly fee of Rs 900 on mobile devices and Rs 650 on the web. The social media platform is also offering a discounted annual plan for Rs 6800 per year, which comes down to Rs 567 a month.