Elon Musk’s Twitter blue verification system is copping widespread backlash for enabling misinformation
Elon Musk’s new blue tick verification process is copping backlash for allowing a misinformation disaster.
Twitter subscribers can buy now the blue tick for just $8, meaning literally anyone can be verified.
They can have access to the previously prestigious blue tick without jumping through any checks and balances.
However, within hours of being implemented, chaos erupted on the social media platform.
A verified Jesus Christ account popped up, as well as another Lebron James user.
More accounts impersonating famous people are appearing by the minute, tweeting outlandish claims, leaving Twitter users baffled.
Someone also created a ‘Nintendo of America’ account and paid for the blue tick. Before uploading a picture of Mario flipping the bird.
The Twitter feed has quickly spiralled into a wild west of deception. Twitter’s support sector was quick to comment on the vast array of new blue tick accounts and said its urgently fixing the flaws.
Before Elon Musk took the reins of the social media giant, many top officials voiced their concerns about misinformation spreading on the platform. Musk had long made it clear that he would shake up and remove content guidelines all in a bid for ‘free speech.’
However, it might be backfiring on the billionaire as many now reassess the platform’s credibility.
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Tesla insurance sued for ‘inflated’ premiums, judge rules
A judge has ruled that Tesla’s insurance unit must face a lawsuit alleging “inflated” premiums.
The decision comes after policyholders claimed the electric car company’s insurance division overcharged them for coverage.
The lawsuit, which was filed by a group of Tesla policyholders, alleges that the premiums charged by Tesla’s insurance unit were significantly higher than market rates for similar coverage.
The plaintiffs argue that Tesla’s insurance division engaged in unfair pricing practices, leading to overpayment by policyholders.
Tesla has not yet commented on the judge’s decision, but the lawsuit raises questions about the transparency and fairness of the company’s insurance pricing.
It also highlights the growing scrutiny on how tech companies enter and compete in traditional industries like insurance.
Elon Musk mocks Paris Hilton’s cookware ad
Tech mogul Elon Musk couldn’t resist poking fun at Paris Hilton’s recent cookware ad campaign after her company suspended a mysterious “X” deal.
In a tweet that quickly went viral, Musk quipped that the ad “wasn’t super convincing.”
The tweet came shortly after Paris Hilton’s company, Hilton Home Collection, announced the suspension of an undisclosed partnership, leaving fans and followers speculating about the nature of the collaboration. While the reasons for the suspension remain unknown, Musk’s tweet added a humorous twist to the situation.
Musk’s lighthearted remark sparked a flurry of reactions on social media, with some users joining in on the jest and others expressing curiosity about the nature of the suspended deal. Meanwhile, Paris Hilton herself has yet to respond to Musk’s comment, leaving many wondering if there’s more to the story than meets the eye.
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