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“Continue Complaining You’ll Still Pay $8” – Elon Musk Replies Complainers Over New Twitter Monthly Charges



"Continue Complaining You'll Still Pay $8" - Elon Musk Replies Complainers Over New Twitter Monthly Charges

New Twitter boss, Elon Musk has reacted to the numerous complaints from Twitter users over the new monthly charge just to get a blue tick on the social media platform.

Earlier Elon Musk announced via his Twitter page that, his new company would charge $8 a month for its Blue service, which includes the coveted “verified” badge, and new boss Elon Musk said on Tuesday that he’ll be increasing subscriptions and making the social network less dependent on closing ads.

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“Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is bullshit. Power to the people! Blue for $8/month,” Musk said in a tweet, adding that the price will be adjusted by “country proportionate to purchasing power parity,” Musk tweeted.

Following the announcement, many Twitter users have complained about the new charges and threatening not to pay for the check mark, according to the poll conducted. However, Some 10% said they were willing to pay $5 a month.

Elon Musk seems to be turning deaf ears to the user’s plead as he has responded to their complaint over the new monthly charge.

The billionaire took to his page to add more woes to their concerns as he urged them to keep on complaining because that won’t make him change his mind about the new charges per month.

He wrote, “To all complainers, please continue complaining, but it will cost $8.”

A blue checkmark next to someone’s username on a social media platform means that Twitter has verified that the account belongs to the person or company claiming the account. Twitter is currently free for most users.

Last week, the Telsa owner officially acquired Twitter in a $44bn deal.

Since the acquisition, he has moved quickly to make his mark on the company, sacking former bosses and other high-ranking officials.

According to a report filed by Reuters, Sarah Personette, Twitter’s advertising chief, tweeted on Tuesday that she had stepped down from her post last week, adding further uncertainty for advertisers.

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Musk said Tuesday that subscribers with blue checkmarks get priority for replies, mentions, and searches, and can post longer videos and audio. The number of ads displayed will be halved.

He also offered subscribers a paywall bypass from “publishers willing to work with us.”

Musk’s comments follow media reports that he looked into the profile verification process and the blue check mark process. Twitter assigned these to notable profiles based on its own criteria.

Twitter already has a subscription service called Twitter Blue, which launched last June and offers access to features like the option to edit your tweets.

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