Twitter pauses paid verifications after users abuse service to impersonate brands and people

Posted on AllSides November 11th, 2022
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Technology, Twitter, Elon Musk, Verification
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Twitter appears to have paused its $7.99/month Blue Blue subscription service, which allowed people to pay for a verification check mark, after users were abusing it to impersonate brands and famous people

Twitter launched the service earlier this week in its iPhone app, allowing users to buy a checkmark that had previously been used to show that an account was verified or official. As of Friday, the iPhone app no longer shows an option to sign up for Twitter Blue.

The quick suspension of the service suggests that, at least currently, Musk’s big plan...

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