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Twitter Verified: The Good, The Bad & The Workaround

Written by Amanda Greenwood

Last modified Mar. 31 2023 · 10 min read

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The only reason Elon Musk bought Twitter–in October 2022–was because he wanted to build a “maximally trusted” platform that encouraged “free speech.” He assured us, back then, that he most definitely wasn’t in it to make money.

Did you believe him?

I didn’t. And having just heard about his new “blue tick” verification policy that basically means you now have to pay if you want to go viral on Twitter, I don’t think I’ve been proven wrong.

Hiding most of Twitter behind a paywall is definitely not something a man who has no interest in making money from Twitter would do, is it?

Join me to get the lowdown on what this new “blue tick” policy really is, what it means for you as a business, and how to work around the issues that this new idea presents.


Starting April 15th, only verified accounts will be eligible to be in For You recommendations.

The is the only realistic way to address advanced AI bot swarms taking over. It is otherwise a hopeless losing battle.

Voting in polls will require verification for same reason.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 27, 2023



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