Popular microblogging platform, Twitter, has stated that it will permanently suspend impersonation accounts that do not clearly specify “parody”.
The new Twitter boss, Elon Musk, made this known in a series of tweets on Monday, November 7, The Punch report confirmed.
The Chief Twit, as he calls himself, stated that the suspension would come without warning following the rollout of widespread verification on the platform.
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“Going forward, any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying ‘parody’ will be permanently suspended.
“Previously, we issued a warning before suspension, but now that we are rolling out widespread verification, there will be no warning.
“This will be clearly identified as a condition for signing up to Twitter Blue.”
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He added that a change in the name of any verified account will lead to a temporary loss of the checkmark.
“Any name change at all will cause temporary loss of verified checkmark,” Musk added.
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After days of wrangling between Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk and users, the platform has started testing the new verification badge, which it is offering for $8, about N3,534 per month.
An update on the microblogging site for iOS appears to add a subscription service that enables iPhone users to pay the new subscription sum to obtain or retain their blue tick.
The service, which some users noticed on Saturday, November 4, 2022, is in line with the firm’s plan to monetise the blue tick per Musk’s demands.