MIT says it didn’t lower itself to pay for a Twitter ‘verification’


See that blue checkmark at the top of that tweet? Twitter now charges $8 a month for that ($1,000 a month for organizations), and removed them last week from most of the previously checkmarked people and groups who got them for free by proving they were somehow notable.

Over the last few days, Twitter’s been putting the checkmark back on some accounts (including some for dead celebrities), but MIT wanted people to know it was not helping Elon Musk recoup his $44 billion investment, no matter what it says when you hover over the blue tick.