Twitter celebs balk at paying Elon Musk for blue check mark

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The Associated Press

William Shatner, Monica Lewinsky and other prolific Twitter commentators – some household names, others little-known journalists – could soon be losing the blue check marks that helped verify their identity on the social media platform.

They could get the marks back by paying up to $11 a month.

But some longtime users, including Star Trek legend Shatner, have balked at buying the premium service championed by Twitter’s billionaire owner and chief executive Elon Musk.

After months of delay, Musk is gleefully promising that Friday is the deadline for celebrities, journalists and others who’d been verified for free to pony up or lose their legacy status.

That’s raised concerns about how easy it could be to impersonate high-profile users and spread misinformation in their names.

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3/27/2023 11:50:02 AM (GMT -5:00)

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