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Elon Musk floats authentication checkmarks, no ads for Twitter’s Blue Service

April 10, 2022, 4:17 PM UTC

Elon Musk wants Twitter Inc. to offer authentication checkmarks and zero ads for users that pay for premium features on the social media service. 

After investor Michael Burry complained about losing his account’s authentication checkmark, the billionaire and new Twitter board member told Burry he’ll get it back and also suggested that the company give authentication checkmarks to all Twitter Blue users. 

Twitter’s monthly subscription service offers premium features such as some ad-free articles and the ability to retract a tweet before it’s visible to others and is available to users in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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Since taking a 9.2% stake and winning a board seat on Twitter, Musk has already weighed in on the lack of an edit button as well as how little celebrities like Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift post on the social media network.  

Read more on how Twitter’s board will have to contend with Musk

Musk is set to join Twitter Chief Executive Officer Parag Agrawal at a company meeting next week to address employee questions. Ahead of that, he held a poll on whether Twitter should convert its headquarters into a homeless shelter, taking aim at its return-to-office policy that allows employees the option of working remotely “forever.”   

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