Twitter Verified ‘un-follows’ all users from official account

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Twitter has started a mass un-following and is currently following “no one,” suggesting that the process of removing old verified accounts may finally be starting. Earlier, Twitter followed over 420,000 legacy verified accounts.

Twitter had already issued a warning that all legacy verified accounts would be shut down starting on April 1 and that those who still had them but were not paying for a Twitter Blue subscription would even have their check marks removed.

Earlier, Variety stated that unless an account has a Twitter Blue or Twitter Verified Organizations subscription, the micro-blogging site will remove the verified check-mark status of accounts it has previously verified as notable before Elon Musk’s acquisition.

Only individual Twitter users who pay for Twitter Blue, which costs USD 8/month through the web and USD 11/month via in-app payment on iOS and Android, will have verified blue check marks.

The business previously declared that Twitter Blue was now accessible everywhere.

Twitter first offered verified accounts in 2009 to make it easier for users to tell which accounts “of public interest”—celebrities, politicians, businesses and brands, news organizations, etc.—were legitimate and which were fake or parody accounts. Previously, the business didn’t charge for verification.