The rules for using the Twitter social network are constantly changing. This time, the platform’s policy has changed to require new users to wait 90 days before subscribing to a paid Twitter Blue subscription and receiving a blue tick. The company believes that this approach will allow it to more effectively combat fake accounts and the spread of spam using accounts with a blue tick.
“Newly created Twitter accounts will not be able to subscribe to Twitter Blue for 90 days. Going forward, we may, at our discretion, set waiting periods for new accounts without prior notice.”the company said in a statement.
It was previously announced that Twitter accounts registered after November 9 will not be able to subscribe to the paid Twitter Blue subscription, which costs $8 per month. After launching a paid subscription, the social network was inundated with a wave of fake accounts with blue verification ticks, the authors of which pretended to be various companies, politicians, celebrities, and athletes. Due to the fact that such accounts are most commonly used to spread misinformation and fraud, the stocks of some companies have plummeted in value.
The company continues to explore ways to combat misinformation and fake accounts on the platform. As part of this activity, I even had to temporarily suspend the ability to subscribe to Twitter Blue. Later, Twitter CEO Elon Musk promised to return the paid subscription on November 29th.