For the past few days the blue tick at Twitter has become fee-based. The symbol marking official accounts on the social network that has become owned by Elon Musk, in fact, now costs $8 a month.
Several celebrities have stated that they do not want to pay this amount, clearly not as a matter of economics but of principle. Musk, however, explained that he will be “paying” to make certain accounts verified. Among these appears to be that of LeBron James: next to LBJ’s name, in fact, the blue checkmark has reappeared.
The official NBA profile and those of other stars such as Curry or Durant, on the other hand, are back to being “common.” We’ll see if Musk will want to give them a little gift as well in the coming days.