And this April 20th date isn’t new; Musk tweeted about it on April 11th. But now that Twitter’s Verified account is tweeting the date, it feels like it could actually happen this time.
We don’t know if the blue checkmark badges will go away gradually or in one fell swoop. Given that removing the badges is a “largely manual process,” according to The Washington Post, I wouldn’t be surprised if there are some glitches with the process. When reached for comment, Twitter’s press email replied with a poop emoji, as is recent tradition.