Social media company Twitter has withdrawn its Twitter Blue program just days after its launch. Users complained it made it difficult to determine which accounts were authentic.
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Twitter Blue, we hardly knew you. Within a week of Twitter rolling out its Blue subscription service that allowed users to pay 7.99 for a verified checkmark, the company announced it’s putting the program on pause. It was the first big product launch under Elon Musk at Twitter, and it’s been a bust. Fraudsters bought subscriptions so they could impersonate people or brands and cause mischief. NPR’s Bobby Allyn – the real
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