Musk floats paid Twitter verification, fires board


Billionaire Elon Musk is already floating major changes for Twitter as he begins his first week as owner of the social-media platform.

One proposal would make some users pay if they want to keep a blue check mark on their profile.

Twitter has historically used the mark to verify higher-profile accounts, including Musk’s, so that other users know it’s really them.

Critics have derided the mark as an elite status symbol.

Musk has invited a group of tech-world friends and investors to help guide the San Francisco-based company’s transformation, which is likely to include a shakeup of its staff.

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