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Twitter has been a bit of a mess since Elon Musk took over. The verification process has been a hot topic of discussion, as the billionaire keeps coming up with new rules about the social media site. After introducing a grey check mark to indicate verification, Musk immediately shut it down. Now, he’s getting blasted for his flip-flopping decision-making.
Elon Musk Flip-Flops Twitter Verification Idea
First, it was reported that Twitter would utilize a grey checkmark as an “official label” for verification, per Culture Crave. It was originally roasted as it felt like Elon Musk had created a new check mark that already existed with the blue one.
Elon Musk’s solution for ruining verification is to add a grey checkmark and an ‘Official’ label ☑️ pic.twitter.com/ON7rG96zqb
— Culture Crave 🍿 (@CultureCrave) November 8, 2022
However, shortly after it went live, it turns out that Musk shut down the entire idea altogether. Ed Zitron shares a snapshot of the multi-billionaire confirming he “killed it.”
Wait Elon just killed the entire official thing? Lmao pic.twitter.com/JffEfCml9Z
— Ed Zitron (@edzitron) November 9, 2022
Everyone Is Roasting Elon Musk
Many are roasting Musk for his off-the-wall decision-making. Even so, the popular business owner claims “that Twitter will do lots of dumb things in [the] coming months.” Even if that’s the case, he’s getting roasted regardless.
Please note that Twitter will do lots of dumb things in coming months.
We will keep what works & change what doesn’t.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 9, 2022
It’s like we’re back in the wild west of Twitter.
Does that include the new owner?? 😳
— Jules Morgan 🇺🇸 (@glamelegance) November 9, 2022
Does this guy understand that making decisions on the fly is also why advertisers might not want to give Twitter their money? Lol
— Ed Oswald (@edoswald) November 9, 2022
So, nobody knows what’s going on? Cool, cool.
I really don’t think he has a goal. This is just more of the desperate floundering we’ve been seeing since the start. Today the official tick is seen as a block on subs to the blue tick. Tomorrow who the fuck knows.
— @Unfitforpurpose@mas.to (@unfitforpurpose) November 9, 2022
Maybe one day Twitter will make much more sense. Until then we will likely continue seeing some weirdness with Elon Musk running the show.