Mayhem on Twitter“Lockheed” stopped arms deliveries to the US, “George Bush” missed killing Iraqis
Since the blue verification check was purchasable for all users, it was difficult to distinguish real accounts from impersonators on Twitter. Some companies have already lost billions because of it.
It’s about it
After the blue tick was introduced as a subscription model, chaos reigned on Twitter.
Countless parody accounts, difficult to identify as such, cause uncertainty with their tweets.
Meanwhile, Elon Musk warned at the meeting that bankruptcy of the short messaging service cannot be ruled out.
It has survived since Elon Musk’s takeover at the end of October Troubled times on Twitter. At first, the announcements of the new boss, some of which seemed arbitrary, caused a lot of internal unrest – Musk, for example, announced several Lay off a thousand employees. Hats off to those who don’t want to go back to the office and prefer to work from home, although insiders say the telecommuting model has been used by the text messaging service for years before the pandemic.
Now the uncertainty is spreading to the users, but also to the Twitter advertisers who are responsible for it Social media platform survival they are so essential. The reason is Musk’s pressure. For example, on November 1, the multi-billionaire announced that the blue verification hook would be immediately available to everyone – for eight dollars a month. Prior to Musk’s acquisition, accounts owned by public officials, politicians and celebrities were flagged after manual identity verification was done.
The stock market value of the pharmaceutical company fell by 16 billion
With an eight-dollar-a-month blue tick, Musk has now opened the floodgates to trolls spreading controversial messages on behalf of companies, politicians and celebrities, impersonating these verified accounts. For example, pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s stock temporarily lost $16 billion in value after a fake “Eli Lilly” account announced that insulin was now free.
But this is far from the only case. For example, the @LockheedMartini account, which appears to resemble that of a US defense company, tweeted on Friday: “We will suspend all arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United States until the results of the country-by-country investigation into human rights abuses are available”.
“Pepsi” says: Coke is better
@Roblox_US account, a parody of Twitter-accounts of a video game played primarily by children is causing uncertainty by announcing that sex will soon be possible in the game. @BPDeezNutzz, posing as the oil giant’s corporate account, wrote on Friday: “Just because we killed the planet doesn’t mean we can’t miss it.”
Also Individuals are not ahead of imitators immune. @GeorgeWBushs account, impersonating the former US president, wrote that he “misses killing Iraqis”. That’s when George Bush ordered US troops to invade Iraq, claiming that the country had weapons of mass destruction – an allegation that has never been confirmed to this day. Not even food manufacturers can get away without harassment. The @PepiCo account, which impersonated Pepsi, wrote succinctly on Friday: “Cola is better” (Coca Cola is better).
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