Elon Musk "holding off" on Twitter Blue Verified relaunch
Elon Musk announced Monday he's "holding off" on the relaunch of Twitter Blue Verified until "there is high confidence of stopping impersonation."
Driving the news: Twitter's new billionaire owner made the revamped $7.99 monthly subscription service that comes with a blue checkmark next to users' names his top priority and launched it two weeks ago, but put it on hold until Nov. 29 after a spate of new verified-checkmark users embarked on fraudulent pranks.
- That resulted in free speech advocate Musk announcing a permanent ban on Twitter accounts "engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying 'parody.'"
What we're watching: Musk indicated another change was on the way for the revamped Blue Verified service, saying in a tweet that the social media company will "probably use different color check for organizations than individuals."
Go deeper: Twitter's checkmark chaos