Musk says Twitter to launch Verified service next week with a gold check for companies
Elon Musk said in a tweet Friday that Twitter would launch its delayed "Verified" service next week with different colored checks depending on the type of account. The Twitter CEO said there would be a "gold check" for companies, a grey colored one for government accounts and the existing blue one for individuals, whether they are celebrities or not. The billionaire called the move "Painful, but necessary" Musks comments come after he was forced to pause the $8 per month Twitter Blue service, which allowed anyone to pay the subscription for the blue verification tick, after users abused the system by impersonating brands and famous people. The subscription service is Musks attempt to find a new revenue stream at Twitter as part of the billionaires controversial shakeup at the social media firm. Musk has fired thousands of employees at Twitter and asked the remaining workers to commit to working "long hours at high intensity" or leave.
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