Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he may negotiate with Twitter’s new boss Elon Musk to avoid paying the monthly $8 charge for the “verified” badge.
After buying Twitter for $44 billion last week, Musk said the company will charge $8 a month for its Blue service, which includes the sought-after blue check mark.
In an interview with Turkish broadcaster ATV on Wednesday, Erdogan said he may speak to Musk and bandy the charge.
“It might be different for us,” Erdogan said when asked about the new charge for the blue check.
“We could carry out some tactfulness with him as well,” he added jokingly.
A blue check mark next to a person’s stoner name on the social media platform means Twitter has verified that the account belongs to the person or company claiming it. Twitter is presently free for utmost druggies.
Further, then 80 percent of Twitter druggies who took part in a recent bean said they would not pay for the checkmark. Some 10pc said they were willing to pay $5 a month.
Musk said on Tuesday subscribers with blue check marks would get precedence in replies, mentions, and search and would be suitable to post longer vids and audios. They would see half as numerous advertisements.
He also offered subscribers a paywall bypass from “publishers willing to work with us”.