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Schadenfreude: Elon Musk Strips The New York Times of Its 'Verified' Badge

• https://pjmedia.com BY BEN BARTEE

Via Washington Post: (emphasis added):

The social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, has removed the gold "verified" badge from the New York Times' account amid ongoing complaints about the news organization from X owner Elon Musk.

The badge was the only symbol distinguishing the Times' 55-million-follower account from impostors amid two major global conflicts in Israel and Ukraine. X has hosted and helped amplify a flood of false information related to the Israel-Gaza war, some of which Musk has personally endorsed.

The badge was removed Tuesday without notice, a person familiar with the change said. The Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, CNN, Bloomberg, Vox and other news organizations still had their gold badges as of Thursday afternoon. Times accounts related to coverage of world news, health and other subjects still show "verified" badges.


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