Twitter has removed the blue ticks of all legacy accounts from its platform. Many people did not like this decision of the company, but now Twitter’s own policy itself is in question. In a tweet, former Twitter India Chief Manish Maheshwari has questioned Elon Musk’s new policy.
Maheshwari tweeted a screenshot of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s Twitter account asking how he got the blue tick. Actually, under the new policy of Twitter, users have to verify mobile number along with paid subscription for Blue Tick.
What does Ex-Twitter India Chief have to say?
Maheshwari has written that either Elon Musk is ‘lying’ or ‘people have found a way to keep their phone numbers active even after death’. Manish Maheshwari has worked with microblogging site Twitter for three years. He himself has not bought the Blue Tick Verification Mark, so his Blue Tick has also disappeared.
After his original tweet, Manish made another tweet, in which he wrote that his intention was only to bring to the fore the ongoing confusion and chaos regarding Blue Tick. He respects Sushant Singh Rajput a lot. Not only Manish, many other users are also raising questions about Blue Tick on Twitter.
Blue ticks are still visible on the accounts of many other deceased people. Since, Twitter has said in its policy that for Blue Badge, users will have to do mobile number verification along with the subscription fee. In such a situation, the question arises that who is verifying the phone numbers of the deceased.
However, Musk is giving free blue ticks to some high-profile people. Reports have claimed that Twitter is returning blue ticks to accounts with more than 10 lakh followers. However, officially the company has not given any information about this.