Just days into the launch of Musk’s revamped Twitter Blue subscription model, the social media platform has drifted into absolute chaos as impersonators have made the platform a nightmare (albeit a hilarious one at the very least).
Ever since the Twitter Blue verification model went live last week, users are now able to obtain a blue tick as long as they subscribe and pay $8 a month. To prevent any confusion, the social media platform added an official gray marker that would distinguish accounts that were verified, only to scrap the idea a few hours after, saying:
We’re not currently putting an “Official” label on accounts but we are aggressively going after impersonation and deception.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) November 9, 2022
In the days since, the platform has spiraled out of control into a hellhole of now ‘verified’ impersonators pretending to be celebrities, influencers and even major companies.
We have compiled a bunch of the very best that Twitter has had to offer ever since…
"Issa (not) me, Mario!"
Definitely NOT McLovin' it
Good food, (not-so) good life
How could you, Ben Shapiro?
Brothers in (h)arms
Well... No surprise there...
Land of the free...
The Night of the Living Dead...
Everyone say thank you to Elon, right now.
Nothing but respect for Mr Musk
This doesn't even seem fake...
Uh oh again...
Now that's one way of handling the situation...
Perhaps it is because your real account sounds like a parody?— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 13, 2022
...albeit not the smartest of ways
I'm just spitballing here but it might not be a good idea to mock a senator with direct oversight over your companies. pic.twitter.com/j9leiMqBmc— Alejandra Caraballo (@Esqueer_) November 13, 2022
To crackdown on the impersonation, Twitter has now reinstated the previously scrapped "Official" gray badges.
To combat impersonation, we’ve added an “Official” label to some accounts.— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) November 11, 2022
Here's hoping that none of the chaos doesn't slow down in the slightest.
It's called Twitter Blue, anyone can pretend to be anybody for $8. Parody tweets costing big pharma companies billions overnight. I'm telling you T, we can clean up on the stock markets with this shit. I just tweeted as Elon Musk saying I drink urine. pic.twitter.com/Etmy52Szqw— The Sopranos Guy™ (@uncle_june) November 12, 2022