Twitter blue checks purchased by Taliban officials have been cancelled

Check the “blue check” for seniors Taliban officials On Twitter it appears to have been revoked after media reports that they had paid an $8 monthly subscription fee to the social networking site for verified status.

Two Taliban officials signed up for Twitter Blue, a monthly service offered after new owner Elon Musk took over the social media platform, New York Post mentioned.

The BBC reported earlier Tuesday that Taliban officials Abdul Haq Hammad, the top information officer in Afghanistan’s Ministry of Information and Culture, and Hedayatullah Hedayat, head of the Taliban’s division for “access to information”, paid for the blue check.

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Taliban fighters patrol in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Taliban have used Twitter for years and have praised Elon Musk ever since he bought the platform. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul/AP Images)

Some Taliban supporters also received the blue check, although the symbol was not visible on their account pages. After the report, their verification status disappeared, the newspaper reported.

Fox News Digital has reached out to Twitter.

The Taliban, who took control of Afghanistan in August 2021 after The withdrawal of American forceshas been using Twitter for a long time, although the officials have not verified.

“It’s interesting that the Taliban are praising Elon Musk for checking their accounts and even saying that Elon is an Afghan from Logar Province. Congratulations Elon!” tweeted Tajuddin Soroush, an Afghan journalist living in London.

Before Musk bought Twitter in a $44 billion acquisition, some accounts were given checkmarks to verify their status as journalists, public figures, elected officials, celebrities, and other prominent personalities.

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After the purchase, present the musk Blue Twitterwhich allows users to pay $8 per month for a blue check mark.

The move got off to a rocky start as scammers began creating accounts of political leaders and sports stars while posting incendiary tweets.

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