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Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Twitter launches $8 monthly subscription with blue checkmark

Twitter launches $8 monthly subscription with blue checkmark




Twitter this Saturday officially launched an $8-per-month subscription service that includes a blue ‘check’ now given to verified accounts, While its new owner, Elon Musk, reviews the platform’s verification system Just before the legislative elections in the United States.

In an update for Apple’s iOS devices, Twitter has said that users who “Subscribe Now” will be able to get a blue checkmark next to their name, “Just like the celebrities, businesses and politicians you already follow”,

Elon Musk, the eccentric tycoon who owns Twitter

As per the iOS notification, other benefits of the update include: half of adsThe Ability to post long videos Priority ranking for more quality content on this social network.

availability of Twitter Blue It will be limited to the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand for the time being.

After the dismissal, the founder of the social network apologized to the employees

Meanwhile, the company’s founder Jack Dorsey has apologized to the social network’s employees following the dismissal of nearly half of its employees, which its new boss Elon Musk did this week and claimed to be responsible for this situation By “Grow Company Size Very Fast”,

Dorsey has expressed regret for doing so, acknowledging that he is aware that many employees and people have been angry with their former boss in recent days.

He wrote on his profile, “I realize that many are angry with me. I am responsible for why everyone is in this position: I have grown the size of the company too quickly. I apologize for that.”

In addition, he assures that Twitter people, present and future, are “strong and resistant” and that for this reason “they will always find a way, no matter how difficult the moment.”

“I am grateful and loved by everyone who has ever worked on Twitter. I do not expect to be mutual at this time … or ever … and I understand,” he concluded at the end of the publication. .

Dorsey stepped down as CEO in November 2021 and stepped down from the board of directors in May this year.

UN warns Musk that “there should be no place for hate on Twitter”

On the other hand, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk has sent a letter to Elon Musk in which he has explained, among other points, that social networks “should have no place for hatred that incites discrimination, enmity or violence”.

The High Commissioner has also ensured that “Freedom of expression should not mean complete freedom”and in this regard said that Spreading misinformation can be harmful“As seen during the COVID-19 pandemic with respect to vaccines.”

“Twitter has a responsibility when it comes to preventing the spread of content that harms people’s rights,” the high commissioner’s open letter says, in which he also indicated that “freedom of expression ends when hate speech”. which incites discrimination, enmity or violence”.

The Turks also claimed that recently Human rights team dismissed on Twitter and most of them are responsible for the department of ethics and artificial intelligence Musk’s term ‘not a hopeful start’ as CEO.

“Twitter must understand the pitfalls related to the platform and take measures to counter them. Respect for our human rights should act as a limitation to the use and development of the social network”, warned the Austrian High Commissioner.

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