Famous singers, Davido, Burna Boy, and Wizkid have lost their verification badges on Twitter due to their failure to comply with new rules established by CEO, Elon Musk.
Recall that in 2022, Twitter had plans to begin charging users $8 per month for verification, which is part of a premium service under Musk’s leadership. The Twitter Blue premium subscription, which costs $4.99 per month, is also slated to increase to $19.99, according to The Verge, citing internal correspondence and sources.
Musk announced on October 30, 2022, that the verification process would be entirely revamped. Failure to adhere to Musk’s rules resulted in an automatic loss of verification, which differentiates a celebrity’s page from that of a regular user.
Twitter has now begun to strip celebrities and public figures of their verification badges, as promised by Musk. Afrobeat superstars Davido, Burna Boy, and Wizkid are among those who did not follow the new rules and lost their verification badges. A glance at their Twitter pages confirms that the badges are missing.
Twitter’s new rules implemented by Elon Musk are causing a stir in the social media world. The loss of verification badges for famous individuals such as Davido, Burna Boy, and Wizkid has raised concerns about Twitter’s future direction and its ability to sustain its user base.
Aside Davido, Burna, and Wizkid, the likes of Beyonce, Cristiano Ronaldo, and other notable celebrities have also lost their verification badges.
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