Twitter begins removing blue checkmarks from all legacy users

Illustration by Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Photo: Getty Images

Twitter has begun removing blue checkmarks en masse from legacy verified accounts, fulfilling one of owner Elon Musk’s long-stated plans for the social media network.

The change is apparent on Twitter accounts for several Verge writers and other journalists like LA Times reporter Matt Pearce, with the verification logos occasionally disappearing and reappearing between page reloads.

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Two different browser sessions, one Twitter profile.. Which one is the real Matt Pearce?

Historically, the aim of Twitter’s verification system was to ensure that accounts from notable individuals and organizations who freely contributed content to the social media platform were actually being run by those…

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