Lauren Jauregui, a popular musician, threatened to leave Twitter after the company made changes to its verification criteria. Jáuregui criticized Twitter’s new CEO, Elon Musk, and threatened to leave the site if they tried to charge him for the blue tick. She posted a screenshot of a Twitter message with the title:
“I got this message when I opened Twitter… @elonmusk.” How is this acceptable? When we have real professions that depend on our verifications as people claim to be me on this site every day. I have had this verification for 11 years and it requires two steps.”
In a subsequent tweet, he said that if he was asked to pay for the blue tick, he would leave the site. In response to the new modification, which he described as “unsafe”, he stated:
“So that my account is not hacked. Why the fuck would I start paying for something I’ve had for 11 years, especially when it’s a useful tool for my job? This is dangerous, @Twitter. And if this is true, I’m leaving Twitter because fuck all this pay-for-influence nonsense.”
Several others agreed with the I’m in Love with a Monster singer when she said Twitter’s new policy didn’t make sense.
What exactly is Twitter’s new policy? Additional information is provided as Lauren Jauregui expresses safety concerns.
Lauren Jauregui, who has more than 4 million followers on Twitter, recently expressed her displeasure with the microblogging platform’s latest policy change. Her criticism came after Twitter stated that users would lose the account security feature unless they paid $8 a month for Twitter Blue.
Non-Twitter Blue users will no longer be able to use text message two-factor authentication to keep their accounts secure, according to the policy change. Lauren Jauregui isn’t the only celebrity who has criticized Twitter’s new CEO and the site for being “greedy,” as Ally Brooke, Normani, Dinah Jane and Camila Cabello have all come out against the new policy change. However, many fans seemed to agree with the singer and stated that they too thought the new policy was unfair. Several people criticized the move, claiming that Twitter is sacrificing security for profit:
I also got this message this morning when I went on Twitter. Basically, Twitter is saying that they are compromising our security and privacy unless we pay for it. So ridiculous.
— Lexi (@LexiHernandez) February 18, 2023
I saw the same thing when I opened it yesterday. It is absolutely absurd.
– Eric Racy (@EricJRacy) February 18, 2023
So far, neither Elon Musk nor any other official Twitter spokesperson has responded to the outrage.