Twitter’s blue ticks vanish as Musk attacks the New York Times

The New York Times has lost its blue tick on Twitter after stating that it will not pay to be verified in the future.

Twitter has begun removing verification badges from accounts that already had a blue tick, following the announcement that they would be part of a paid subscription starting on April 1.

The New York Times, along with a number of other organizations and celebrities, have stated that they will not pay for the tick.

Elon Musk responded by hurling insults at the newspaper.
“The real tragedy of @NYTimes is that their propaganda isn’t even interesting,” tweeted Mr Musk, who owns Twitter.

“Their feed is also the Twitter equivalent of diarrhea, unreadable,” he added.

Twitter has not issued an official statement, and the New York Times has not responded to Mr Musk’s remarks.

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