Takoma Park Police Weighs in on Twitter’s Removal of Verification Checkmarks

Many celebrities, journalists, and other notable people or businesses have recently found themselves without the “blue checkmark” that previously signified verified accounts on Twitter. New owner Elon Musk has now made the check mark verification system a paid add-on ($8-$11) for social networking site that is otherwise free. While many notable people have made public comments, Takoma Park Police is one of the first local organizations to comment publicly:

Blue check marks: @elonmusk You should provide the blue checkmark to police departments for free so we can distinguish ourselves as legitimate & giving out correct information to our communities. It would be the appropriate thing to do to support law enforcement. Thank you.

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