Twitter's new owner Elon Musk was seen experimenting on Wednesday night. First he launched a new 'official' label on Twitter and removed it shortly after. The label 'official' appeared on the Twitter profiles of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other ministers on Wednesday night. In this way, the company created a distinction between accounts with Twitter blue ticks and official accounts. At the same time, this official label disappeared after some time. People were surprised by this. After this, Elon Musk clarified everything with a tweet.
Tesla CEO and self-described "Twitter complaints hotline operator" Elon Musk announced on Wednesday that social media giant Twitter will do a number of things on a trial-and-error basis over the coming months. Musk tweeted, "Please note Twitter will do a lot of silly things in the coming months. It will do a lot of experiments. We'll keep what works and change what doesn't." He said, "The complaint hotline operator is online! Please mention your complaints below."
Since closing the Twitter deal, Musk, the world's richest man, has made a flurry of decisions affecting the functioning of microblogging site Twitter. Twitter has millions of daily active users. The 'official' label was seen on the Twitter handles of several Indian government organizations. For example, the Prime Minister's Office, the official Twitter account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Twitter account of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh also saw the label 'official'.
The 'official' label was in line with Twitter's decision to introduce a second verification label to limit confusion between legitimate accounts and those who paid for their blue ticks. Earlier, Twitter executive Esther Crawford said on Twitter that many people have asked how she would differentiate between Twitter Blue subscribers and 'officially' verified accounts with blue checkmarks. This is why we are introducing the 'official' label for some accounts. He said the 'official' label will help users differentiate between official accounts and Twitter Blue subscriptions, replacing the 'blue ticks' previously used for verified accounts.
Crawford said that not all previously verified accounts will receive the 'official' label and this label cannot be purchased. Official pages will be specified for "government accounts, commercial companies, business partners, major media outlets, publishers and certain public figures".
Meanwhile, a Reuters report said Elon Musk's net worth fell below US$200 billion as investors dumped Tesla shares fearing that the top executive of the world's most valuable electric-vehicle maker and The largest shareholders are more engaged with Twitter. Data so far this year shows Tesla shares are down more than 50 percent.