Twitter pauses paid blue-tick launch for US midterms

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By Leah Montebello Twitter confirmed that it would be delaying the rollout of its paid-for verification until after the US midterm elections, temporarily abating fears about fake account misinformation campaigns. As the new social media chief, Elon Musk has laid out plans to allow users to purchase blue-tick verification for their profiles – a privilege that is usually reserved for influential individuals. The main concern was that bad actors could use this new function to pose as public figures and spread fake news during the midterms, which are key scene-setting for the 2024 presidential cam…

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