Twitter suspends paid verifications following users use their service by impersonating brands or people

By Sakshi

 Nov 12,2022

Twitter seems to have stopped the $7.99/month Blue subscription service that allowed users to pay for a confirmation checkmark 

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after it was discovered that some users were using it to impersonate famous brands and celebrities.

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Twitter introduced the service this week on its iPhone application, which allows users to purchase an official checkmark, which had earlier been used in order to prove the authenticity of an account or authentic. 

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Since Friday the iPhone application no longer offers the option to sign-up to Twitter Blue.

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The swift abrupt suspension indicates that, at a minimum CEO Elon Musk's grand plan to make new money from users isn't as planned.

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The paid-for subscriptions caused a multitude of imposters to create fake accounts on Twitter. 

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This made the platform more vulnerable to false information, and a lot of checkmarks that were cheaply purchased could be used as fake politicians, brands and famous people with derogatory messages.

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A current sales representative at Twitter stated that the company had taken the decision to pull back Twitter Blue verification in response to the increasing number of impersonators.

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