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Elon Musk blasts Twitter's 'lords & peasants system' for 'blue checkmark' badges as 'bulls**t,' announces new plan

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Wealthy business tycoon Elon Musk, who recently bought Twitter, tweeted on Tuesday that the platform's present system for determining who gets a verification checkmark badge is "bulls**t" and that he plans to offer it to everyone for $8 per month.

"Twitter's current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn't have a blue checkmark is bulls**t. Power to the people! Blue for $8/month," Musk wrote, adding that the pricing will be "adjusted by country proportionate to purchasing power parity."

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