Twitter chief Elon Musk introduced on Monday evening that he would delay the relaunch of his new Twitter blue examine program till the platform develops a technique with “excessive confidence of stopping impersonation.”
“Holding off relaunch of Blue Verified till there’s excessive confidence of stopping impersonation,” wrote Musk.
Musk’s $8 subscription-based verification plan launched earlier this month has come beneath scrutiny for the convenience with which it may be misused to impersonate public figures.
Authentic customers may lose their verified checkmarks as a result of they select to not pay, permitting different accounts to deceptively use their data beneath the guise of a blue examine.
A spread of accounts impersonated public figures and firms after the rollout of Twitter Blue, inflicting signups for this system to be suspended to “assist tackle impersonation points.”
The SpaceX and Tesla CEO responded to the chaos by instating a brand new rule that parody accounts should embrace the phrase “parody” of their names relatively than simply bios.
“To be extra exact, accounts doing parody impersonations. Principally, tricking folks just isn’t okay,” he wrote.
The multi-billionaire mentioned on Wednesday that the brand new model of Blue Verified can be unveiled on Nov. 29, however that begin date could also be delayed in accordance with Monday’s announcement.
“Will in all probability use totally different shade examine for organizations than people,” Musk revealed Monday evening.