After less than a week as Twitter’s CEO, Elon Musk is pushing for the social platform’s first major change – paid verification service.
Elon is reportedly forcing his employees to place a payment behind Twitter’s coveted blue checkmark.
According to the report, if the employees refuses to comply, they will be fired from the company.
Twitter’s CEO plan is to quadruple the cost of Twitter blue checkmark – a monthly subscription service that offers additional features – from $4.99 to $19.99.
The new, more expensive subscription would also be required to verify its users.
According to The Verge, users who are already verified would be given ninety days to subscribe to Twitter Blue or else forfiet their subscription.
On Sunday, Twitter workers were told that the project must be implemented by November 7th, or else they’ll be fired.
That same day, Musk confirmed that the verification process was already being “revamped.”
Sequel to the project, American internet entrepreneur, Jason Calacanis, made a Twitter poll on Sunday asking followers how much they’d be willing to pay to stay subscribed to the platform.
After strongly noting that they “wouldn’t pay”, Musk called the poll “interesting.”
Former Twitter COO, Anthony Noto, however, opined that majority of respondents aren’t being entirely truthful.
“None of these answers are high enough,” he said. “People will pay $49/mth & if they won’t they should not have been verified, to begin with.”