Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday said he might negotiate with Twitter’s new director Elon Musk on monthly $8 fee for the “verified” badge.
“It might be different for us,” Erdoğan said at a live broadcasted interview, when asked about the new charge for the blue check.
“We could also conduct a diplomacy with him,” Erdoğan said jokingly.
After finalizing the $44 billion takeover of the social media giant last week, Musk said the company will charge $8 a month for its blue service, which includes its sought-after “verified” badge.
Late Dec. in 2021, Erdoğan and Musk held a video call to discuss range of issues, including digital economy and Turkey’s National Space Program.