The social network Twitter would have decided to delay the launch of its new payment plan for verified accounts until after the mid-term elections in the United States, according to CNN.
The decision to delay the feature proposed by the company’s new owner, Elon Musk, comes after he has faced widespread public backlash, as the move could make it more difficult to distinguish between real users and those posing as celebrities and politicians.
Twitter’s verification mark had long been used to confirm the authenticity of government officials, prominent figures and journalists, for which the move had succumbed to criticism, not least over fears it could influence US elections.
All in all, the change in the launch date of the payment plan occurs one day after the platform launched an updated version of its application for iOS, which details that users who pay eight euros a month can access to get a blue checkmark.
More specifically, the latest update to the app has been described on Apple’s App Store as a new verification feature “just like the celebrities, businesses, and politicians you already follow.”
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