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AOC accuses Elon Musk of possible Twitter verification charges

AOC accuses Elon Musk of possible Twitter verification charges

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responds In Elon Musk’s plan to charge Twitter users a monthly fee to keep their accounts verified.

“Lmao’s Billionaire is seriously trying to sell people off on the idea that ‘freedom of speech’ is actually an $8 per month subscription plan,” the New York Democrat tweeted Tuesday night.

Twitter is reportedly discussing plans to charge a verification fee of $20 per month. but, Musk announced the change In a thread earlier today, he wrote that Twitter Blue for $8 per month will bring “power to people.”

Current Twitter Princes [and} peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is bulls—,” Musk said, noting that price would be adjusted by country.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., attends a ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York on Sept. 11, 2022. (Bonnie Cash/UPI/Bloomberg via Getty Images / Getty Images)

BLUE CHECK TWITTER PANS ELON MUSK’S FEE FOR VERIFIED ACCOUNTS: ‘NOT PAYING A GAZILLIONAIRE $8 A MONTH’

Those who pay will also get priority in replies, mentions and search, the ability to post long videos and audio and see half as many ads. 

Publishers “willing to work with [Twitter]You’ll get a “paywall bypass,” and Musk said there will be a “minor mark under the name of a public figure.”

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“This will also give Twitter a revenue stream to reward creators,” he said.

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Elon Musk attends Heidi Klum’s 2022 Hallowe’en party at Sake No Hana at the Moxy LES in New York City on Monday. (Taylor Hill/Getty Images/Getty Images)

The announcement drew criticism from blue check owners and those without.

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Some said that they would simply photograph the blue checks in their profiles, instead of paying cash to them The new Twitter leader.

Earlier on Tuesday, the author Stephen King criticized the idea For a verification charge of $20.

“$20 a month to keep a blue check?!” King wrote on Twitter.

“We need to pay the bills somehow!” Musk replied. “Twitter can’t rely entirely on advertisers. How about $8?”