[Wednesday] Elon Musk, in his interview with BBC, talked about the criticism he faced after Twitter removed the Blue Verification Badge from the media outlet handler of the New York Times. Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter, said that was a small amount of money, and he doesn’t understand why people cannot pay the subscription fee if they want to enjoy its features.
The New York Times vs. Elon Musk
Twitter’s CEO also clarified that the platform would treat everyone equally. This move by the billionaire has sparked a controversy, some are criticizing Musk’s move by saying that Musk wants to silence the media, and some have wanted more transparency in the Twitter verification process. Still, some are defending him and saying that the “Blue Verification badge” is not a right but a privilege.
There are still not any comments from the New York Times. However, Blue Verification offers various privileges and tells the authority of the account. Removing the Verification Badge from the New York Times Twitter handle might significantly impact the brand’s goodwill and credibility.