The White House has informed its staff through an e-mail that they will not pay its members to continue to keep the Blue Verified badge for personal accounts on the Twitter social network.
The White House has further emphasized to its members that the Twitter Blue badge on private accounts does not contribute to House services.
Meanwhile, the New York Times’ main Twitter account appeared to have lost its blue verification badge on Sunday.
Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of Twitter, had said on Saturday that the badge would be removed if users did not pay the required amount for this verification.
After this, the only high-profile Twitter account that has lost the blue badge is the New York Times account, and several world-renowned media networks, as well as a number of world-famous artists, have publicly announced that they are not ready to pay for the blue badge.
The new owner had ordered his company to charge a price in the future for the Twitter Blue badge subscription service, which was previously given free of charge.
Twitter’s Blue Verified badge lets people recognize that an account of a public interest, famous organization or individual is a genuine account.