[ExI] Twitter and free speech

Dave S snapbag at proton.me
Sat Dec 3 14:51:23 UTC 2022

On Friday, December 2nd, 2022 at 11:03 PM, spike jones via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> I had one. Musk attempted the 8 dollar a month subscription fee for the
> blue check mark. That failed,

Because it's basically meaningless.

> but I thought of a variation that might work:
> charge 1 dollar a quarter for verification but it must be linked to a credit
> card in the name of the person who owns the account. Then the cost of the
> verification is not a problem for anyone (4 bucks a year, must be paid
> quarterly, no paying ahead) but… it is linked to a credit card, so it
> verifies there is a real person back there whose identity can be found if
> necessary. Twitter would say there is no human researching anything, no
> human judgment on the content of the messaging, only a credit card, active
> within the past three months verifying this identity.
> Wouldn’t that work?

Sounds good to me, but I'd charge more. I don't know what went into verification pre-Musk, but my impression is that it was something they granted to public figures they deemed worthy.


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