Elon Musk has said Twitter will charge $8 (£7) monthly to Twitter users who want a blue tick by their name indicating a verified account.

As part of changes after a $44bn (£38bn) takeover of the social media site, Mr Musk said it was “essential to defeat spam/scam”.

A blue tick mark next to a username – normally for high-profile figures – is currently free.

The move could make it harder to identify reliable sources, say critics.

Mr Musk, the world’s richest person, added that paid users would have priority in replies and searches, and half as many advertisements.

Source-BBC

Edited By-SPT