Elon Musk postpones Twitter’s $8 blue tick plan relaunch

Musk announced an $8 blue tick verification plan, but it led to a massive growth in the number of fake accounts.


Tuesday saw Elon Musk make the temporary suspension of the Twitter “Blue Verified” badge “until there is high confidence of stopping imitation” announcement.

Musk launched the $8 blue tick verification plan after he took control of the social media network, but it led to an explosion of phoney accounts.

“Holding off relaunch of Blue Verified until there is high confidence of stopping impersonation. Will probably use different color check for organizations than individuals,” Musk tweeted.

Musk had argued that the blue checkmark will be the “great leveller” in defence of the heavily criticised paid verification plan.

“Widespread verification will democratize journalism & empower the voice of the people,” he tweeted.