I’m not paying for the blue tick on Twitter
French Health Minister and government spokesman Olivier Veran said Sunday that he would not pay Twitter $7.99 a month to verify his account and that he had concerns about the ambitions of the social networking platform’s new owner, Elon Musk, got.
Twitter updated its app on the Apple App Store on Saturday to require a blue tick, the first major adjustment since Musk acquired the company in a $44 billion deal on Oct. 28.
“I urge them to de-verify my account without hesitation if they feel it’s something that has to be paid for,” Ferran told France 3 on French state television.
When asked if he would continue to use Twitter after Musk’s takeover, Ferran said he wasn’t sure.
He said it was an important communication tool used by more than 10 million French people, but added: “The fact that this important global tool is owned by a man and that he expresses ambition worries me a little, or at least one.” That means I remain vigilant and take responsibility when necessary.”
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