A new update to Platform X, formerly known as Twitter, will allow users to block comments on their posts from unverified accounts. This innovation comes 11 months after the introduction of paid account verification as part of the Twitter Blue subscription.
Improving Communication Quality
Social network X, recently seriously reformed by Elon Musk, has taken another step towards improving the quality of communication of its participants. However, along with the potential benefits, the mentioned innovation raises a number of questions regarding the accessibility and openness of the platform.
Impact of Paid Verification
Paid verification was introduced on the platform as part of the Twitter Blue subscription and offered users the opportunity to receive a verification badge for $7.99 per month. However, for those who do not want or cannot pay for this subscription, the innovation may complicate communication on the site, notes NIXsolutions.
Debate Surrounding the Feature
The argument in favor of the innovation is the ability to reduce the level of trolling and misinformation on the platform by providing access to discussions only to verified accounts. However, opponents of the feature point to the continued presence of bots with verified labels and Platform X’s preference for replies from verified accounts, which they say reduces the diversity of voices in discussions.