MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – First, it was Elon Musk who announced that Twitter will be charging $8 a month or for those who want the verified blue check mark on their accounts. Then Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook will be doing the same for $11.99.
Now, Maria Ressa’s Rappler — not to be left behind — has just announced it will start charging P500 a month (roughly $10) for its fans, followers and subscribers who want the blue mark on their FB accounts and be identified as authentic and verified.
In a zoom call with The Adobo Chronicles, Ressa said this is one way for Rappler to recover its investments for her online news source which has been declining in trust and popularity.
So what are you waiting for? Support Rappler and fork out your hard-earned P500 per month!