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According to Reports, Even for Those Who are Already Verified, Twitter Plans to Charge $20 per Month for Verification

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According to reports, Elon Musk intends to charge Twitter users $20 per month to subscribe to Twitter Blue in order to get the coveted verification badge.

A monthly subscription to Twitter?

Elon Musk now officially owns Twitter after his $44 billion transaction was finalized. Additionally, people who have previously been confirmed have 90 days to subscribe or risk losing that status.

Oh, and the project team was informed that failure to launch the functionality by November 7 would result in termination.

According to Platformer and The Verge, Twitter Blue presently costs $4.99/month and gives users access to early access to new features, among other things. However, it does not yet provide verification.

There is no cost to be verified, as it is intended to be a way to prevent accounts from impersonating you if your account has been shown to be of public interest.

As of this writing, verification is meant to “let people know that an account of public interest is authentic. To receive the blue badge, your account must be authentic, notable, and active.”

It is currently unknown whether this new strategy will validate each and every Twitter Blue subscriber, or whether verification will only be applied to those who do so.

Musk has been vocal about his desire to change the way Twitter verifies accounts and addresses its bot issues. On Sunday, October 30, Musk tweeted that “the whole verification process is being overhauled right now.”

Even though the acquisition was only finalized on October 28, Musk has already taken action, like as switching the homepage for logged-out users to the Explore page.

The action is reportedly “aimed at middle managers and engineers who haven’t lately contributed to the code base,” and there are also allegations that he will eliminate up to or more than 5,000 employees.

Musk wants to make subscriptions account for at least “half of the company’s overall revenue,” although Twitter now earns the majority of its revenue from advertising.

After agreeing to the initial $44 billion acquisition price for Twitter, Musk called off the agreement, citing a breach of contract and complaining that Twitter wasn’t doing enough to disclose the number of spam bots and phony accounts using the platform. I

f he didn’t finish the contract by October 28 he would have been sued for this termination and would have had to appear in court, but he managed to do it just in time.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Releases Its First Trailer

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The last time we saw Star-Lord and his rag tag bunch of extraterrestrial friends in a stand-alone movie was five years ago. The public has now been given a trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

A Bit of a Surprise

Although they’ve been in multiple Avengers movies, Chris Pratt’s character hasn’t had a solo adventure in a very long time. However, they’re back and they look better than ever. The third installment of the fantastic Marvel franchise has not yet given a concrete on what’s to come, but hopefully the trailer would give us an idea on what’s going on.

Keeping the Standard

We appear to be in for a picture that jumps between planets and is full of action, drama, and astonishing emotion. In one scene, Rocket is seen as a young racoon, and there may also be the beginnings of a possible love affair between Rocket and an otter. As the Guardians move through space, the visuals are stunning, nothing less of what we’ve been expecting from the franchise.

Make sure you check out the trailer right here!

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The Internet Goes Wild After Will Smith’s Latest Movie Gets Boycotted by Critics

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Due to the ongoing repercussions from Will Smith’s slap on Chris Rock at the Academy Awards earlier in the year, fans have had a mixed reaction to the historical action movie Emancipation, which was directed by Antoine Fuqua and stars Smith.

The Plot of the Movie

Gordon, also known as “Whipped Peter,” was a Black American slave who managed to escape the Louisiana plantation where he was kept captive in the book Emancipation. In order to avoid hunters and bloodhounds, he traveled more than 60 kilometers in ten days before arriving at a post of Union soldiers in the early 1863.

The Consequences

Even though Smith has said he understands if people don’t want to watch Emancipation, a sizable portion of folks who would not view this movie because of its relationship with Smith are puzzling fans of the actor.

Emancipation debuts in American theaters on December 2 and becomes available on Apple TV on December 9. Hopefully people would still support the film, and see the film for what it can truly be.

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Fans Already have the Ideal Substitute for Liam Hemsworth in The Witcher

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The mess that was The Witcher on Netflix just won’t go away. If you didn’t hear, Henry Cavill has left the series, and I truly hope I’m not the one to tell you.

The Witcher Debate Just Won’t Go Away

In the next third season, Cavill will play Geralt of Rivea, but this will be his last appearance. The position will then be filled by Liam Hemsworth in season four.

Cavill didn’t really give a reason for leaving, but it’s quite obvious now. Cavill, who has fought for the veracity of Andrzej Sapkowski’s original novels, is quite disappointed that The Witcher is departing from them.

Some producers reportedly even made fun of the novels. In light of this, viewers started a petition requesting that Netflix fire the show’s writers and rehire Cavill. Liam Hemsworth is not at fault for any of this mess, but the actor hasn’t exactly received a warm welcome to the franchise.

Cavill didn’t really give a reason for leaving, but it’s quite obvious now. Cavill, who has fought for the veracity of Andrzej Sapkowski’s original novels, is quite disappointed that The Witcher is departing from them.

Some producers reportedly even made fun of the novels. In light of this, viewers started a petition requesting that Netflix fire the show’s writers and rehire Cavill. Liam Hemsworth is not to blame for any of this turmoil, but the actor hasn’t exactly had a warm welcome to the franchise.

We Got This Covered reports that 3D artist Wonki Cho has won the hearts of fans with a collection of concept work that casts actor Mads Mikkelsen in the part.

As Geralt, I must confess that Mikkelsen does look pretty cool, and let’s face it—everything that man touches turns to gold. Similar views were expressed by fans on Twitter. No offense to Liam Hemsworth for playing The Witcher, but Mads Mikkelsen is a perfectly capable actor over here, according to Grunchpop.

Fans aren’t the only ones affected by Cavill’s departure; Revnardent added, “Petition for Mads Mikkelsen to be the next Witcher.” We share Doug Cockle’s sentiments, who play Geralt in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and expressed his sadness at Cavill’s departure.

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