Twitter Blue Checks Going Away Today For Those Who Don’t Pay Up — Maybe

  • Twitter reiterated today that it’s going to remove legacy verified checkmarks Thursday, April 20th.
  • Yes, that does mean Elon Musk’s Twitter intends to remove the last vestiges of what he once deemed the “lords & peasants system” today.
  • We don’t know if the blue checkmark badges will go away gradually or in one fell swoop. Given that removing the badges is a “largely manual process,” according to The Washington Post, I wouldn’t be surprised if there are some glitches with the process. When reached for comment, Twitter’s press email replied with a poop emoji, as is recent tradition.

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