X platform removes the New York Times gold certification badge

X platform removes the New York Times gold certification badge

The social media platform X (formerly Twitter) has removed the gold verification badge from the New York Times account amid ongoing complaints about the news organization from X's owner, Elon Musk.

The New York Times account has 55 million followers. A knowledgeable person said, in a report published by the Washington Post, that the gold badge was removed on Tuesday without warning.

New York Times accounts covering global news, health, art, and other topics still show blue verification badges.

Although the real reason for this decision is still not clear yet, and has not been officially announced, the Washington Post quoted the informed source as saying that the decision to remove the New York Times’ golden certification badge comes amid ongoing complaints about the newspaper from... Before Elon Musk when it comes to the news you publish.

This step comes as part of Musk's attempts to maintain freedom of expression on his platform amid a torrent of information related to the recent events in Gaza and the Israeli bombing of the Strip.

Neither X Company nor Elon Musk have commented yet on this decision.

This is not the first time that the newspaper’s verification badge has been canceled on the “X” platform, as last April, after Musk bought the company for $44 billion, the “X” company ended its system approved years ago, which required granting authentication badges to politicians and journalists. Prominent and other public figures whose identities have been verified. It was replaced by a payment-for-authentication system, which grants blue badges to any individual who pays $8 per month, and gold badges to any verified account that pays at least $1,000 per month.

After The New York Times refused to pay the fees, Musk tweeted in support of removing its badge immediately, and the newspaper became the first major account to lose the authentication badge. Later in April, X reinstated the newspaper and other large accounts, including those who had refused to pay.

Apple is developing a completely new generation of iPad Air tablet computers

Some websites interested in technology affairs reported that Apple is working on developing a new generation of iPad Air devices, which will come with large screens and distinctive specifications.

It is known that all iPad Air models launched by Apple so far come with screens smaller than 11 inches, but the DigiTimes website indicated that the company is working on developing a new generation of these devices equipped with 12.9-inch screens.

Some sources indicated that the expected tablet computers will have LCD screens instead of LED screens, and the new screens will be similar to the iPad Pro screens.

Some websites also noted that Apple will launch two new models of iPad Air computers, one of which will come with a 12.9-inch screen, and the other will be equipped with an 11-inch screen.
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