Twitter’s blue ticks mysteriously return - even for the dead

Users speculated that the label was being automatically provided to accounts that cleared a million subscribers

Twitter has drawn fire for shifting policies as well as a series of outages since Musk took over the platform

Confusion surrounding Twitter has deepened after a number of high-profile accounts saw their prized blue check-marks reinstated over the weekend— even though some of their owners have been dead for years.

Celebrities and public figures took to the platform to deny having paid the $8 a month that yields the colorued tick, despite labels stating the “account is verified because they are subscribed to Twitter Blue and verified their phone number.” Unpaid, legacy blue ticks ...