Elon Musk’s Twitter Pauses Paid Verifications After Users Abuse Service to Impersonate Brands and People

Twitter Blue subscription option vanishes, the option to sign up for the $8 a month subscription service Twitter Blue is no longer available on Twitter’s iOS app, as previously reported by The Verge. The shift comes days after the service launched for Apple devices, and prior to its Android launch. Attempting to subscribe on desktop directs you to the iOS app.

Elon Musk, wasted little time putting his stamp on the influential social network. Immediately after Musk bought Twitter on Oct. 27, the billionaire began making significant changes that include firing top executives and laying off half the staff.

Twitter’s saga with Musk was chaotic even before he took control. He signed a deal in April to acquire the company but then attempted to back out of it, leading Twitter to sue him. After months of pretrial skirmishes, Musk closed the acquisition right before a court-ordered deadline.


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