The Blue Check Shame: How Twitter’s Verification Badge Became a Symbol of Contempt

The unravelling of Twitter’s blue checkmark status symbol

Clayton Moulynox
8 min readApr 21, 2023

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Once upon a time in the Twitterverse, the blue checkmark nestled next to a user’s name was a beacon of recognition and credibility, bestowing upon them the coveted status of a verified account. But in recent months, and certainly…

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Clayton Moulynox

Experience-based commentary on startups, tech, biz & life. Consults & invests @ startupfoundationsbuilder.com & mxgrowth.com. Ex-Microsoft, Ex-startup unicorn