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Elon Musk announces an $8 per month subscription to certify his account on Twitter

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Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, announced in a tweet on Tuesday the upcoming launch of an $8 per month subscription for users wishing to have their account certified as authentic and be less exposed to advertising.

The social network has offered a subscription to paid features since last year, but the chief executive wants a new, more expensive and more widely adopted program that will diversify the platform’s revenue sources.

“The current system of lords and peasants, with those who have the blue tick and those who don’t, is bullshit. Power to the people! Blue for $8 a month,” said the Tesla boss. and SpaceX, which acquired Twitter on Thursday.

So he plans to merge Twitter Blue — a $5-a-month subscription for a more comfortable reading mode and editing tools — and the ability for eligible accounts to have their identity verified and certified.

Currently, only certain profiles can request this blue tick token of authenticity, including governments, companies, media, political, cultural or sports personalities, etc. They can lose their badge if they do not respect the rules of the platform.

As of Friday, Elon Musk asked engineers to work tirelessly on this overhaul of the system. He said subscribers would have other benefits: their tweets will appear in priority, they will be able to post longer videos and audio messages, and will be exposed to “half the advertising”.

The subscription price will be adjusted according to the country.