There’s a new Twitter prank going around that suggests that if you change your birthday to 2007, the year Twitter launched, you’ll be able to unlock a new colour scheme, get admin privileges on the platform, get cash, or even get yourself a coveted blue verified check mark. There’s just one problem: doing so will actually get you booted from Twitter for being underage.
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