“We are all equals on Twitter now”, Twitter in shock as Cristiano Ronaldo and Virat Kohli loses blue ticks overnight

Virat Kohli and other cricketing luminaries lose blue ticks overnight

If IPL hasn’t been surprising enough, promising enough thrills to the fans, Twitter and Elon Musk came up with a strategy that would leave the Indian fans sans any sleep as the Blue Tick feature vanished overnight for eminent cricketing luminaries, well to be honest for a lot of celebrities who now walk alongside the mortals in their mere mortal shells as the micro-blogging website and its shenanigans continue.

A host of Indian cricketers that features the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni were stripped off the blue ticks that separated them from the spoof accounts which would otherwise have run riot. However, going by the latest paid subscription model of Twitter, every verified Twitter account needs to pay a monthly subscription fees for the verified ticks.

This is why Virat Kohli and other celebs lost their Twitter Blue Ticks overnight

It wasn’t just the cricketers who lost their blue ticks but one of the greatest names in footballing history, Cristiano Ronaldo was also stripped off his blue tick and the world went in shock. Twitter has now changed its policy of Blue Ticks that was initially supposed to underline the authenticity of the athletes.

Here is what Twitter had to say about Virat Kohli and Cristiano Ronaldo losing their blue ticks

As per the reports by Hindustan Times cricket, it said, “Musk said in November that Twitter will begin charging $8 per month for the badge in an effort to launch new revenue streams beyond advertising. The company later offered check-marks in other colors – gold for businesses and a gray for government and multilateral organizations and officials.”

The twitter paid model suggests, “The costs of keeping the marks range from $8 a month for individual web users to a starting price of $1,000 monthly to verify an organization, plus $50 monthly for each affiliate or employee account. Twitter does not verify the individual accounts, as was the case with the previous blue check doled out during the platform’s pre-Musk administration.”

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