Twitter’s New Chief Announces New Changes For Twitter Blue Users.
Twitter’s new chief Elon Musk, who suspended the accounts of more than a half-dozen prominent journalists and later restore them, will now be incorporating ‘mute’ and ‘block’ signals for Blue Verified.
Musk announced on Twitter that the platform “will start incorporating mute and block signals from Blue Verified (not Legacy Blue) as downvotes”.
Musk, who acquired Twitter in October and took it private, had accused the journalists of endangering his family. What sparked this latest controversy was the suspension of an account that tracked his private jet. The move was necessary after “a crazy stalker” followed a car carrying one of his children in Los Angeles, said Musk who seemed to put the blame on the account tracking his jet.
Some of the journalists had reported on suspension of the jet tracker, which Musk said was “assassination coordinates” for his family, but provided no evidence for his claim.
Twitter recently unveiled a policy update prohibiting the sharing of live location information.
Musk this week lost the top spot on global rich list to Bernard Arnault, the chief executive of luxury brand Louis Vuitton’s parent company LVMH. This, after he sold Tesla shares worth $3.6 billion. He has so far raised $20 billion selling his shares in his electric vehicle firm.
(With Inputs From Agencies)