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Twitter’s revenues during 2021 amounted to more than 5 billion dollars.
During 2022, recorded more than 230 million monetizable daily active users worldwide
Twitter is one of the social media most media on the internet, its instantaneousness makes it a powerful communication tool and dangerous At the same time, in a world where the consumer is hyper-informed, he is susceptible to falling for the so-called fake newstherefore the platform tests a new feature for journalists, and it is that now in the selected profiles you can see an insignia next to the already famous “blue dove” of verified; this feature is still available to all users.
Elon Musk and Twitter…
After a year of proposals offered and withdrawn, Elon Musk managed to finish the purchase Twitter in November 2022, for the amount of 44 billion dollars, when this transaction became official, the changes began within the platform; from the well-known payment service for obtaining the “blue check mark” from “verified” called “Twitter Blue“, or even return accounts to personalities surrounded by controversy as was the case with the former president of the United States, Donald Trump.
Nowadays, when taking into account that there is a greater amount of rsocial networks and according to what it indicates DataReportal, Twitter occupies the 15th position, with more than 300 million active users so farbut this is not close to the number of registered accounts, because according to data from Twitter itself, within its platform there are more than a billion online accounts.
Twitter tests a “verified” for journalists
Twitter is in a stage of evolution, and as in any process there is a time of trial and error, now the social network launched a new featurebecause in an attempt to combat the calls fake news and highlighting the media’s relevant informants, has made a few selected journalists available to try out a new badge.
The accounts of the journalists selected were from Daily Mirror Originally from the United Kingdom, this means of communication now has a badge with the logo of the same means, this is next to its “blue tick” of verified; As reported by Reach (parent company of the medium), Twitter was the one who invited them to participate in this new feature.
“Twitter has invited Mirror to participate in its new beta test for Twitter Blue Business, which includes a new verified signal that links other accounts to a master account.” “Account @DailyMirror it’s our main account (and has a gold mark instead of blue)!” Yara Silva, head of social media outreach group told Daily Mirror.
In addition to the new badge on the outlet’s main account, it has also been added to several of its sub-accounts, including on selected profiles of its journalists, such is the case of the Whitehall correspondent Mikey Smith the deputy editor for online politics Lizzy Buchan the assistant editor Jason Beattie and the editor-in-chief Alison Phillips have received the link and logo.
By adding more badges to profiles Twitterand even having created the “Twitter Blue” payment program, has generated controversy inside and outside the social network, since by paying you get something that was previously only had after having some recognition in the industry, and this could only be a way in which the platform tries to regain credibility in certain profiles.
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