Simba, Yanga’s blue ticks removed as Twitter executes new policy

Simba SC and Young Africans, Tanzanian giant clubs, are among famous brands whose Twitter blue ticks have been removed, the Daily News Digital understands.

Apart from the two clubs, famous individuals have been affected too after Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, introduced a paid service to verify accounts last year.

On Thursday, Twitter management began the mass removal of blue ticks, which were used to verify the identity of high-profile figures.

According to the reversed verification policy, individual users must buy a subscription to Twitter’s Blue service, which costs $8 a month, to obtain the badge.

Additionally, businesses that are currently unverified will have to pay $1,000 a month if they want a gold check mark verifying their account.

As Twitter executes its new policy, Simba is among African clubs whose Twitter accounts have garnered many followers.

As of today, Simba have a total of 1.3 million followers, while their counterparts, Young Africans have only 252,000.

Simba SC and Young Africans joined the platform in June 2015 and July 2017 respectively.

The two clubs have hurdles to clear this week as Simba welcome Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco at Benjamin William Mkapa Stadium for CAF Champions League quarter final first leg while Young Africans will be away facing Rivers United of Nigeria in the CAF Confederation Cup quarter final first leg.

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