Technology Elon Musk indefinitely postpones the re-launch of Twitter Blue in the face of a problem of false accounts
Elon Musk denies claim he spoke to Vladimir Putin about the war in Ukraine
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has denied a claim that he spoke directly to Russian President Vladimir Putin in recent weeks about the war in Ukraine and a proposed "peace plan" to end the conflict.Speaking to CNN on Tuesday, American political scientist Ian Bremmer, president of political consulting firm Eurasia Group, claimed Musk told him directly about his conversation with Putin last month.
by Ambar Warrick
Investing.com-- Elon Musk, owner of Twitter (NYSE: Twr) , said Tuesday that the revival by the social media platform of its paid verification service would be postponed until the company can effectively prevent identity theft through this service.
Musk declared in a tweet that the company "waited" Oiur relance service until there was "great confidence in the judgment of identity theft". This decision comes a week before the date initially planned by Mr. Musk for the launch of the service.
The CEO of Tesla Inc (Nasdaq: Tsla) added that Twitter would probably use badges of different colors to distinguish organizations and verified people.
Elon Musk's Actions on Twitter Are Already Angering Conservatives
Musk's decision to stand by Twitter's head of safety and integrity Yoel Roth, who once called Trump a "racist tangerine," was criticized by right-wingers.Roth, who is known for his incendiary tweets including one calling former President Donald Trump a "racist tangerine" and another one declaring there were "actual Nazis in the White House" during the Trump presidency, was expected by conservatives to be fired with all the other Twitter top executives Musk got rid of after his takeover of the company.
Musk, who recently took control of Twitter as part of an acquisition of $ 44 billion, had tried to reshape the Twitter blue check check system by transforming it into a paid service of $ 8 per month called Twitter Blue.
But this led to an increase in identity usurpations of companies and advertisers on the site, which led to the withdrawal of the service just days after its launch.
Musk then declared that the service would be relaunched by November 29, and that it would understand more controls to prevent identity theft. He had criticized the previous "Blue Check" verification system by Twitter, comparing it to a medieval feudal system.
Musk had made Twitter Blue a priority in his overhaul of the social media giant, in order to diversify the income of the company beyond advertising.
Elon Musk's futuristic Hyperloop prototype tube has been removed from its place near SpaceX's California headquarters
The city of Hawthorne requested the Elon Musk's above-ground Hyperloop test tunnel be dismantled after it sat unused for six years.Neuralink is Musk's neural interface technology company. It's developing a device that would be embedded in a person's brain, where it would record brain activity and potentially stimulate it. Musk has compared the technology to a "FitBit in your skull.
But the takeover of Twitter by Musk was marked by numerous discord, the richest man in the world who dismissed a large part of the staff of the company. Several advertisers also withdrew from the social media site, and Mr. Musk spoke of a potential bankruptcy if the social media platform was unable to attract more income.
Nevertheless, Mr. Musk said in another tweet on Tuesday that the website added 1.6 million daily users during the past week, a record gain.
This announcement also comes after the billionaire has canceled the suspension of several controversial accounts on the social media platform, notably those of former American president Donald Trump and musician Ye, also known as Kanye West.
Elon Musk flames 'coordinated' Democrat attacks against him: 'Actors on the political stage' .
Twitter CEO Elon Musk accused Democratic politicians of working coordinated attacks against him for political gain in a response tweet on Tuesday night.Twitter user Jason Debolt provoked the response by pointing out how Democratic politicians have come out against Musk recently. He noted that Musk did not insert himself into political debates prior to these interactions.