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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Imran Khan, Mahira Khan, Babar Azam lose Twitter blue tick

Twitter users are laughing at how Pakistani cricketer and skipper Babar Azam has lost his verified blue tick but his fan pages are still having the legacy blue tick.

Leading celebrities and politicians including Babar Azam, Mahira Khan, and Imran Khan lose their Twitter blue tick verification following the change in the rules by Twitter.

International celebrities including Virat Kohli, and Cristiano Ronaldo are among the plenty of celebrities who lost their blue tick legacy under the new rules introduced by Elon Musk.

As per the new rules, people will have to pay $8 to get back the blue tick on their Twitter accounts. The latest development has triggered a meme fest on social media.

Twitter users are laughing at how Pakistani cricketer and skipper Babar Azam has lost his verified blue tick but his fan pages are still having the legacy blue tick.

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Some have expressed annoyance at losing the blue tick. Netizens believe the new development will support fake accounts and fake news on the platform making the unregulated social media platform further volatile and unaccountable. A Twitter user asked who will be questioned and made accountable with the expected rise in fake news and propaganda.

 

Last week, Elon Musk informed us that the last date for subscribing to legacy blue tick is April 21. Those who have not subscribed will lose the legacy blue tick.  Almost all the Pakistani cricketers have lost their blue tick.

Earlier, the deadline had been April 1 but it was extended to April 21. International celebrities including Bill Gates, Pope Francis, and Kim Kardashian lost their blue tick verification. Blue tick verification was originally introduced to stop people from impersonating the accounts of important figures and celebrities.

International human rights organizations Human Rights Watch and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People also lost their checkmarks. Many international organizations have tweeted that they will not subscribe to Twitter Blue.

The change in the policy of Twitter caused chaos globally with government accounts, celebrities, and international organizations struggling hard to maintain their credibility and authenticity.