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Twitter’s Verification Purge: From Bollywood Stars to Sports Icons and Politicians, All Lose Blue Ticks


Last Updated: April 21, 2023, 02:18 IST


The legacy blue checks were supposed to end on April 1st, but Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, shifted the end date to April 20th.

The legacy blue checkmarks were previously granted to journalists, public officials, and celebrities for free as a measure against impersonation and spam

From Bollywood’s biggest stars to sports personalities and even the country’s biggest political party, BJP, have lost their coveted Twitter blue ticks thanks to Elon Musk.

The legacy blue checkmarks were previously granted to journalists, public officials, and celebrities for free as a measure against impersonation and spam.

However, Twitter officially discontinued the legacy blue checkmarks on April 20, 2022, under Elon Musk’s ownership. Twitter now restricts verification marks only to paid users, businesses, government entities, and officials.

Some users experienced a “flickering” blue checkmark on their profiles, while others lost their verification marks entirely.

Here are the top Indian personalities and entities who lost Twitter blue:

BOLLYWOOD STARS

SPORTS PERSONALITIES

POLITICIANS AND PARTIES



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