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Twitter Blue tick saga: Jesus Christ is now verified

Friday, November 11, 2022 • Tamil Comments
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Jesus Christ is now verified on Twitter. Yes, you read it right. Twitter has officially verified a parody page that goes by the name Jesus Christ, and the blue checkmark is possible due to the Twitter Blue subscription, which is rolling out in select countries for $8.

A blue tick on Twitter so far was a mark of genuinity and authenticity. But now with the Twitter blue tick literally selling at $8, a lot of fake accounts with the genuine blue tick mark have popped up.

Jesus Christ's account bio says: “Carpenter, Healer, God”, location is Israel and joined Twitter in October 2006. The account even tweeted “this is a parody” after Musk said that “any handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying “parody” will be permanently suspended” some days back.

Meanwhile, Jesus Christ is not the only parody (read: fake) profile receiving a blue tick. Other verified accounts that have emerged include the gaming character Super Mario, NBA player LeBron James, and even former US president Donald Trump, who remains banned on the platform.

Before finalising the $44 million deal, Musk claimed that Twitter was riddled with bots and fake accounts, and thus he did not want to proceed with the transaction. However, the social networking site has now evolved into a platform where users imitate major brands and celebrities.

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