Twitter To Ban Impersonation If Not Labeled Parody: Elon Musk Says

Musk stated in a series of tweets that impersonator accounts that are not labelled as "parody" will be banned off the platform forever.

This was when a number of verified users made a joke about the billionaire by using his name and display image on their accounts.

Musk warned that impersonators' accounts will be banned without warning when Twitter Blue rolls out paid verified badges for all users.

Some celebrities changed their Twitter name to "Elon Musk" after the entrepreneur offered verified accounts for $8 per month.

Musk claims that the temporary removal of the verified tick would occur in the event of "any name change at all."

The account of comedian Kathy Griffin was banned on Sunday after she changed her display name to  Elo Musk's.

Actress Valerie Bertinelli did the same before switching back to her birth name. But before that, she tweeted about her support for Democratic candidates.

After posting a screenshot of her Twitter page with the display name "Sarah K Silverman," comedian Sarah Silverman also appeared to have her account locked.

In Musk's first substantial modification to the social media network, Twitter upgraded its app in Apple's App Store on Saturday, charging $8 for blue check verification marks.

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Inc and the new CEO of Twitter, revealed this month that Twitter will organize a content moderation council comprising of "widely differing perspectives."