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Twitter users can soon get blue check for $7.99 monthly fee

Twitter has announced a subscription service for $7.99 a month that includes a blue check now given only to verified accounts as new owner Elon Musk works to overhaul the platform's verification system just ahead of U.S. ...

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Twitter's blue check: Vital verification or status symbol?

The story of Twitter's blue checkmarks—a simple verification system that's come to be viewed as an elite status symbol—began with some high-profile impersonations, just as the site began taking off in 2008 and '09.

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Musk announces $8 monthly charge for verified Twitter accounts

New Twitter head Elon Musk said Tuesday the site will charge $8 per month to verify users' accounts, arguing the plan would solve the platform's issues with bots and trolls while creating a new revenue stream for the company.

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Musk delays Twitter relaunch after fake account frenzy

Twitter's new owner Elon Musk on Tuesday postponed the relaunch of the site's paid subscription service after a first attempt saw an embarrassing spate of fake accounts that scared advertisers.