Famous Twitter users disavow Musk over verification return

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A Twitter logo hangs outside the company's offices in San Francisco, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Celebrities, professional athletes and other high-profile Twitter users are once again being verified by the social media platform and they don’t know why the blue check marks reappeared – nor do they seem too happy about it.

Twitter removed the blue check icons last week from accounts that don’t pay the new $8 monthly fee, but the marks mysteriously returned over the weekend for many highly followed accounts.

Some users, including rapper Lil Nas X, are disavowing what’s become a divisive symbol of Twitter owner Elon Musk’s erratic changes to the platform, posting that they didn’t pay to get their blue check back.

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4/24/2023 4:10:27 PM (GMT -5:00)

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