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Lawyer Ahmednassir will not pay for Twitter verification

Kenya’s billionaire lawyer Ahmednassir Abdullahi has said that he will not pay for the new Twitter charges for verification.

Trashing the move, Ahmednassir tweeted, “$8 dollars a month for a blue checkmark is bullshit and will create lords and peasants on the twitter streets. I have no problem losing it and remaining a peasant!”

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His tweet comes at a time when Twitter CEO Elon Musk told those that retorted that they would still have to pay.

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

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On Sunday, days after he took over one of the world’s most influential social media platforms, Musk turned the verification feature into a subscription service with verified accounts being charged Sh800.

Previously, the verified accounts were to let people know that the account is authentic, and for one to receive the blue badge, the account must be authentic, notable, and active.

However, in rebuttal, Musk, while pushing for his payment methodology, states that the price will be adjusted by country proportionate to purchasing power parity.

“You will also get: – Priority in replies, mentions & search, which is essential to defeat spam/scam, ability to post long video & audio, half as many ads,” he shares.

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Adding that the move will also give Twitter a revenue stream to reward content creators, the world’s richest man said, “There will be a secondary tag below the name for someone who is a public figure, which is already the case for politicians.”

Verification and Twitter Blue payments are not the only changes the technology guru has made after buying the app.

He also fired top executives and, according to the Washington Post, Chief executive Parag Agrawal, chief financial officer Ned Segal, and Vijaya Gadde, head of legal policy, trust, and safety, were let go.

Earlier, while revealing his intentions of buying the bird app, Musk said that he did not want to make more money but rather ‘try to help humanity, whom I love.’

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