Twitter has a debt of over 13 billion dollars. Many advertisers have left. Elon Musk, CEO of the company, said that it has a chance to become cash-flow-positive within a few month. This is why Musk's optimism and how his Twitter purchase has contributed to Twitter's financial problems. Illustration by Preston Jessee
As of Thursday, Twitter's previous system of authenticating users has been replaced by paid subscriptions.
Jason Alexander, Dionne Warwick, Mark Hamill, Chrissy Teigen, and Jason Alexander, the actor from 'Seinfeld,' all said they would not subscribe if legacy verification disappeared. As of Thursday, all four seemed to have lost their blue check.