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Elon Musk announces he is “delaying” the relaunch of Twitter’s Blue Verified

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Elon Musk stated that Twitter could use different color controls for organizations and individuals.

Twitter CEO Elon Musk announced Tuesday that he is suspending the relaunch of BlueVerified until there is strong confidence in stopping phishing. He made the announcement via tweet.

Elon Musk stated that Twitter could use different color controls for organizations and individuals. Taking to his official Twitter account, Musk said: “Delay re-launching Blue Verified until there is strong confidence to stop phishing. Probably will use different color verification for organizations than individuals.”

After taking over the microblogging site, Musk had announced the ability for users to purchase a verified blue brand through Twitter Blue. Despite receiving internal warnings from Twitter’s own trust and security staff, Musk’s plan resulted in the impersonation of high-profile accounts, including Twitter advertisers, The Verge reported.

After Musk took over Twitter, the microblogging site added and removed separate gray checkmarks on high-profile accounts without explaining why.

On Monday, Elon Musk told Twitter employees that the company will not relaunch its paid verification subscription, Twitter Blue, until they are “sure no significant spoofing will occur,” The Verge cited a recording of his comments.

Last week, Elon Musk said that his $8-per-month Blue subscription will be available on November 29. However, in his meeting with employees, he confirmed that Blue Verified’s launch timing was unclear, according to The Verge’s report.

In his meeting with Twitter employees, Elon Musk said: “We might launch it next week. We may not. But we won’t launch it until there is great confidence in protecting against those significant impersonations,” The Verge reported.

Elon Musk in his meeting with Twitter employees on Monday said the company will “probably” need to give “institutions and businesses” a “different colored check.” However, he did not elaborate on the plan.

Musk stressed that any social media platform, according to him, “will be vulnerable to bots and trolls” until a payment is introduced to “significantly increase the cost of bots and trolls.”

Meanwhile, Elon Musk in a November 22 tweet claimed that Twitter added 1.6 million daily active users in the past week, calling it an all-time high. Musk tweeted: “Twitter added 1.6 million daily active users last week, another all-time high.”


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