Rock + Metal Musicians React to Losing Their Blue Check Marks on Twitter
Many rock and metal musicians have responded after Twitter began removing blue verified check marks from accounts on the social media site and app Thursday (April 20), as The New York Times reported. It's a move that Twitter's Elon Musk promised was coming not long after the magnate acquired Twitter last year.
The check marks indicate authenticity on Twitter. But now there is an updated method of how to obtain one.
In addition to musicians losing their blue check verification status on the site, music journalism and other journalism outlets, including Loudwire, have also lost their blue check marks, called blue ticks in the U.K.
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That's not to mention the government services and other community-based Twitter profiles, previously authenticated by the verification system intended to communicate the authenticity of a Twitter page, that may now have to compete with imposter pages on the site. That scam on Twitter has only deepened.
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Under Musk's leadership, Twitter users can apply for verification through Twitter Blue, a system for blue check marks that requires a fee from the person getting verified. The required amount is reportedly different based on if you're a user or a business organization.
Meanwhile, Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, and Shinedown's Zach Myers are just a few of the musicians who have responded to the kerfuffle on Twitter.
Below, see those and several more rock and metal musicians' reactions to the loss of the no-cost blue check mark verification on Twitter. Also included are reactions from some who've retained their checks.