Reuters reported that Twitter Inc paused its recently announced $8 blue check subscription service as fake accounts mushroomed, and new owner Elon Musk brought back the “official” badge to some users of the social media platform.
The coveted blue check mark was previously reserved for verified accounts of politicians, famous personalities, journalists and other public figures.
But a subscription option, open to anyone prepared to pay, was rolled out earlier this week to help Twitter grow revenue as Musk fights to retain advertisers.
Several users reported that the new subscription option for the blue verification check mark had disappeared, while a source told Reuters the offering has been dropped.
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