Elon Musk on Tuesday announced that the relaunch of the "Blue Verified" badge has been suspended until the problem of impersonation on the platform stops. The introduction of an $8 per month blue tick verification plan led to the creation of various fake accounts on the platform.
The problem was so severe that Twitter suspended the $8 plan for iOS users just three days (on November 4) after rolling it out on November 1. Some of the fake profiles that emerged had names like "Jesus Christ" and "George Bush". In one instance, a fake profile by the name of "Elon