Twitter Removes Blue Checks Purchased By Taliban Leaders

  • Twitter has apparently revoked the verified “blue check” status of senior members of the Taliban who reportedly paid the $8-a-month subscription fee.
  • At least two officials of the Islamic group that overran US-backed forces and took over the country before the American troop withdrawal in August 2021 subscribed to the Twitter Blue service introduced by new owner Elon Musk.
  • But after the BBC News service reported the Taliban officials’ verified status, Twitter appears to have canceled their subscriptions.
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