Some University of Texas at Austin students raised their eyebrows at public figures like Stephen King and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., complaining about Elon Musk’s plan to charge $8 per thirty days for Twitter verification.
“It’s kind of silly,” one UT student told Fox News. But he added: “I do not really care, to be honest.”
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One other student called it “capitalism at its finest.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., argued that Elon Musk’s $8 Twitter verification fee was like paying totally free speech.
King and Ocasio-Cortez got into spats with Musk on Twitter after the social media giant’s recent owner announced the verification charge. King said Twitter should pay him, while Ocasio-Cortez argued that it was like charging totally free speech.
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“I do not get that, to be honest,” the primary UT student said.
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One student said it should not be an enormous deal for famous people so long as the app stays free.
“They will still just use it and never have the check mark if it’s that big of a deal for them,” she said. “It is not like he’s charging to make use of the app.”
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“In the event you don’t desire to pay for it, then don’t,” the scholar told Fox News. “But I suppose I get why they’re upset since it’s like once you will have it and now it’s like you will have to pay for it, it’s sort of dumb.”
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