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Musk Took A Shot At The New York Times: “Unreadable Propaganda”

In an act of digital currency denial, the controversial Twitter executive stripped the publication of its coveted ‘verified’ badge when they declined to pay for the honor.

Elon Musk has once again stirred up a storm on social media by revoking the ‘verified’ badge of the New York Times’ Twitter account. Musk accused the publication of being “unreadable propaganda” and suggested that most users would not miss the “Twitter equivalent of diarrhea” that is the NY Times’ feed.

This move comes after Twitter announced last month that it would be removing “legacy verified checkmarks” from accounts that were verified before Musk’s subscription system was introduced. The NY Times, along with other US newspapers and news outlets, boycotted the paid verification system and refused to pay the $1,000 per month required of businesses.

While some may argue that Musk’s actions are part of his promise to create a “digital town square” for free and open debate, others may see it as a power move to control the narrative on Twitter. Musk’s purchase of Twitter for $44 billion last October promised a host of reforms, including rolling back the platform’s censorship policies. However, he has simultaneously struggled to boost the platform’s declining revenue.

In the end, whether Musk’s move will benefit or harm Twitter remains to be seen. But one thing is for sure: the battle for control of the Twitterverse rages on.

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