Twitter recalls subscription-based service Twitter Blue just days after its launch

Social media company Twitter has withdrawn its Twitter Blue program just days after its launch.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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