Elon Musk has said the social media company is holding off the launch of a new system of issuing verified badges to users and could use different “colour checks” for authenticating organisations and individuals.
In the days following Musk’s USD 44 billion acquisition of Twitter, the billionaire entrepreneur announced that the Blue Tick verification badge, which authenticates a user or organisation on Twitter, will be available for a monthly fee of USD eight.
“Holding off the relaunch of Blue Verified until there is high confidence in stopping impersonation. Will probably use different colour check for organisations than individuals,” Musk tweeted on Monday.
His initial plan was delayed amid concerns that users could create fake accounts, posing as political leaders, lawmakers, news outlets and organisations and purchase the verified badge, thereby adding to the spread of misinformation.