Twitter has postponed the new Blue subscription announced on Saturday for $ 8 a month. The subscription, which allows people to get a blue verification checkmark, would curb abuse and therefore only come after the US elections.

That’s why Twitter won’t start subscribing until after the US elections this week, writes The New York Times. For example, users can change their name after taking out the subscription, which will allow them to impersonate a well-known person.

Twitter CEO Elon Musk has already made rules against this. Any name change leads to the temporary loss of the blue tick, Musk said. In addition, Twitter will immediately suspend an account if it pretends to be someone else, especially if it is a Blue subscriber.

Meanwhile, in Friday’s layoff round, Twitter also fired people the company needs to build new features in the near future, writes Bloomberg. Those people would have been fired by accident. That’s why the company asked dozens of people who were laid off on Friday to come back to work for Twitter anyway. Whether they do, too, is unclear. Twitter laid off about half of its staff, around 3,700 people. Musk has owned Twitter for a week and a half.

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