Twitter’s checkmark chaos continues as more fake, deceased and unpaid users get their accounts verified.
After the deadline of April 20th, Twitter removed the blue checkmarks from the accounts that did not pay for its Twitter Blue subscription. Due to this act, many high-profile accounts, celebrities and influencers lost the verification badge from their accounts.
While it did create a frenzy among the audience, what made it worse was the random verification of users who had not subscribed to Twitter Blue.
Moreover, the platform also assigned a gold checkmark verification to a fake Twitter account of Disney that has published racial slurs.
In addition, celebrities such as Chadwick Boseman, Kobe Bryant and Anthony Bourdain, who died long before, now hold a verified account with a message that states, “This account is verified because they are subscribed to Twitter Blue and verified their phone number.”
While Elon Musk took this move to encourage more users to opt for the paid model, the action only created more confusion and chaos among the users.