The New York Times has lost its blue check mark on Twitter, a verification symbol that the social media platform gives to accounts that it has determined to be authentic and notable.
The removal of the blue check mark comes as Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, has been critical of the verification system. Musk has argued that the blue check mark is being used to silence dissenting voices and that it is not necessary to verify the identities of public figures.
The New York Times is one of the few high-profile accounts that has so far lost its blue check mark. The newspaper has said that it will not pay for Twitter Blue, a premium subscription service that is required to maintain the blue check mark.
The Times has argued that the blue check mark is an important tool for verifying the identities of journalists and other public figures. The newspaper has also said that it is concerned that removing the blue check mark will make it easier for trolls and other bad actors to impersonate journalists and other public figures.
The removal of the blue check mark is a significant development for the New York Times and for Twitter. The blue check mark has long been seen as a sign of authenticity and authority on Twitter. Its removal could make it more difficult for the Times to distinguish itself from other, less credible sources on the platform.
It is unclear what the long-term implications of the Times losing its blue check mark will be. It is possible that other high-profile accounts will follow suit and refuse to pay for Twitter Blue. This could lead to a situation where the blue check mark is no longer seen as a reliable indicator of authenticity. It is also possible that Twitter will reverse its decision and reinstate the blue check mark for the Times and other high-profile accounts. Only time will tell how this situation will play out.
In the meantime, the removal of the blue check mark is a reminder that Twitter is a platform that is constantly evolving. What is considered authentic and authoritative today may not be tomorrow. Journalists and other public figures who rely on Twitter to share their work should be prepared for the possibility that their blue check marks may be removed at any time.
Source: Associated Press.
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