Twitter To Relaunch Sales Of Blue Check “Verifications”

The Hill reports:

Twitter announced it will relaunch its subscription service on Monday, although prices will be higher for Apple users in an apparent jab at the tech giant’s fees on in-app purchases.

The social media company said users can subscribe to Twitter Blue, which includes a blue checkmark, editing abilities and 1080-pixel video uploads, for $8 per month if purchased through the web and $11 per month if purchased on an Apple device.

New Twitter CEO Elon Musk has taken aim at Apple’s 30 percent commission on in-app purchases, calling it a “secret 30% tax” in a tweet late last month.

Read the full article. As was widely noted in responses to Musk’s tweet, that “secret tax” was announced in a globally televised live-stream. The new blue check verifications do not involve any actual verification of the user’s identity.