According to an internal publication, Twitter will delay rolling out verification tags for subscribers to its $7.99-a month subscription service until Tuesday’s midterm elections. This is according to two people familiar with the matter and The New York Times.
The company made the call on the next day Announcing the launch of the programA verification mark can be added to a profile for a monthly payment. The company stated that Saturday was in NotesA new update to Twitter’s app has included the paid verification system as a part of Twitter Blue, the website’s subscription service.
The declaration says, “Strength comes from the people.” “Your account will receive a blue checkmark, just like celebrities, companies, and politicians that you already follow.”
But many Twitter users and employees have raised concerns that the new pay-to-play badges could cause confusion ahead of Tuesday’s election because users can easily create verified accounts — for example, posing as President Biden, lawmakers or news outlets and spreading false information about voting. These results are likely create discord. An employee of Twitter asked why Twitter would “make such risky changes before the election, which would likely result in election interference.”
“We’ve made it our decision to move the release date of this version to Nov 9, after the election,” a manager from the Verification Badge Program replied on Sunday.
Twitter’s communications team has been almost entirely cut. Twitter did not immediately respond when we asked for comment. November 9 is the day following Tuesday’s election. Many races could still be hesitant, as votes are tallied.
One of the changes was to charge the check mark program Elon MuskTwitter was taken over late last month by 44 billion dollarsR. The billionaire is feeling financial pressure due to the deal, which he partially funded with a $ 13 billion debt. Twitter has always been unprofitable and, like other social media companies in recession, is now facing poor digital advertising spending.
Mr. Musk and his advisorsThere are many ways to make Twitter more profitable. They also discussed adding paid direct messages to Twitter. This would allow users to send private messages directly to high-profile users. It can be displayed, but users must pay a fee. They also discussed the revival and use of Vine, a one-off video platform.
On Sunday, Mr. Musk stated that Twitter would continue to clamp down on accounts that pretend to be others. “From now on, any Twitter that engages in impersonation without identifying ‘parody’ will be permanently suspended,” Mr. Musk said. He said in a tweet.
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