According to Axios, the White House has reportedly decided not to pay for the verification of its staff’s official Twitter profiles after Elon Musk announced that he will begin removing legacy verified Blue check marks on Saturday.
The White House Director of Digital Strategy, Rob Flaherty, reportedly sent an email to staff members advising them that Twitter Blue does not offer person-level verification as a service, and that a blue check mark will now only confirm that the account is a paid user.
The report cites a source familiar with the White House’s plans, stating that guidance may be sent to some agencies and departments in the future, but the guidance does not necessarily apply to government agencies. Some White House officials, such as the President and Vice President, are likely to continue to be verified with a grey mark. Twitter also announced on Friday that its “Verification for Organizations” service is now available worldwide, which is a new way for businesses and organizations to stand out on the microblogging platform.
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