Elon Musk had targeted the New York based newspaper by removing its blue tick after it refused to pay for it. The New York Times with 54 million strong following now looks like a random account without the blue tick. Since Musk took over twitter last year, the micro-blogging platform has been charging its users $8 a month for the blue tick to increase its revenues.
NYT Lost The Tick
In a series of tweets, Elon Musk targeted the New York Times, calling it “propaganda” which is not even readable. According to the new rules of twitter, those accounts that do not pay its monthly subscription fee, will not be able to see it after the 1st of April. To obtain a gold verification badge, organizations are required to pay a monthly fee of $1,000, whereas individual accounts must pay $8 a month.
NYT Have Not Responded
Amid all the drama happening over the blue tick, The NYT have not yet responded to the allegations of twitter’s Elon Musk. Previously, NYT had restricted its journalists, saying it wouldn’t pay for the verification of its journalists. Other news organizations that refused to pay, like CNN and the Washington Post, still retain their gold ticks.