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‘Meta Verified’, a new paid subscription service, has been announced by Mark Zuckerberg.

In recent months, Elon Musk has taken over the most popular microblogging platform, Twitter, and promised the public that Twitter will never be the same again. 

He made the most significant change on Twitter by introducing a paid subscription service model, where people who pay Twitter a monthly fee will receive a verification badge next to their names. 

When it was first introduced, this idea was very well received and people were intrigued by the idea of getting their verification badge by paying a few dollars. 

The launch of this feature by Twitter, however, was met with a lot of misuses.

People made their new Twitter accounts in the names of famous celebrities and public figures, and then got a verification check on these accounts, making people believe that they were real accounts since they had a blue tick next to their names. 

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It has even been reported that people have made accounts on Twitter under the name of Jesus Christ and have gotten verified for that as well. 

There have been many instances where Twitter’s paid subscription model has been misused, and people have even conducted scams using Twitter by manipulating their audiences. 

After all these fishy things started happening on Twitter by the people, Twitter had no choice but to cancel its paid subscription feature for a while until it can be updated. 

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Meta has now announced that Meta will launch a new paid subscription service very soon called Meta Verified for its users, following Twitter’s lead. 

In our opinion, the reason Meta has taken a few months to launch its paid subscription service, and that it wasn’t delivered right away after Twitter is that the Meta team always knew that due to the novelty and uniqueness of this feature, there is the possibility that something might go wrong. 

Having learned from Twitter’s mistakes, Meta now plans to launch its paid subscription service.

 Mera Verified is designed to combat the problem of fake and impersonated accounts on social media platforms. 

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With the rise of social media influencers and the popularity of verified accounts, there has been an increase in the number of fake accounts claiming to be celebrities, public figures, and brands. 

This has led to confusion and misinformation, and has also been used for nefarious purposes such as phishing scams and identity theft.

Mera Verified will allow users to identify verified accounts with a simple verification badge that will be displayed next to the user’s name on their profile. 

The badge will be accompanied by a blue tick, indicating that the account has been verified by Facebook or Instagram.

This week, ‘Meta Verified’ will be rolled out in Australia and New Zealand, and it will expand to other countries soon.

The following is a transcript of what Mark Zuckerberg wrote:

Good morning! New product announcement: this week we’re starting to roll out Meta Verified — a subscription service that lets you verify your account with a government ID, get a blue badge, get extra impersonation protection against accounts claiming to be you, and get direct access to customer support. This new feature is about increasing authenticity and security across our services. Meta Verified starts at $11.99 / month on web or $14.99 / month on iOS. We’ll be rolling out in Australia and New Zealand this week and more countries soon

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