Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has unexpectedly lost his Twitter verification badge, and it appears that a failure to pay the newly-introduced subscription fee could be the cause. While the exact reason for this unverification remains to be confirmed, the incident coincides with Twitter CEO Elon Musk’s recent announcement of new platform policies, including a subscription service for verified accounts.
Musk has also introduced affiliation badges, which are designed to showcase a user’s connection to a verified Twitter organization. These badges feature the affiliated organization’s profile photo and are automatically assigned to all related accounts.
Available in gold, grey, or blue checkmarks, these affiliation badges signify different account categories. Alongside this change, Twitter has launched the premium subscription service, Twitter Blue, at a monthly cost of $8. It remains to be seen whether Deputy President Gachagua’s unverification is a direct consequence of failing to subscribe to the new service or if other factors are involved.