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Twitter halts $8 monthly subscription as fake accounts increase rapidly

Twitter Monthly charges: To counteract a growing issue of people mimicking well-known businesses, Twitter Inc. has paused the $8 subscription programme it introduced earlier this week, according to a person familiar with the decision.

The person who requested anonymity since the information is private claimed that current subscribers will still have access to their accounts. The website Platformer first reported on the action.

In accordance with an internal approved list, the corporation has reportedly also brought back “official” badges for high-profile accounts. According to the person, the grey badge started to appear once again on Friday beneath the profiles of big media organisations and businesses. Prior to being abandoned, the identification tag was implemented earlier this week.

Since Twitter started allowing paying customers to receive verified blue check marks, there have been an increasing number of fake accounts. While a fake Eli Lilly & Co. account tweeted that insulin was now free, requiring the corporation to issue an apology, another account acting as Nintendo Inc. released an image of Super Mario holding up a middle finger.

A fictitious Tesla Inc. account made light of the automaker’s track record for safety.

“To combat impersonation, we’ve added an ‘Official’ label to some accounts,” Twitter Support tweeted on Friday.

Elon Musk tweeted the same day that all accounts engaged in parody must include “parody” in their name.

 

 

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