Twitter halts blue-tick subscription service as top brands face trolling from fake accounts

Web Desk 02:21 PM | 14 Nov, 2022
Twitter halts blue-tick subscription service as top brands face trolling from fake accounts

SAN FRANCISCO – Microblogging platform Twitter has sloped into a swirl of parody messages which forced the social media giant to halt the recently announced blue tick subscription service.

The incident garnered global attention as Tesla owner Elon Musk claimed to eliminate misinformation from Twitter after robust changes however one of the first steps of the American business magnate backfired.

A large number of users impersonating top global brands, and misused the subscription service, forcing Twitter to end the service after chaos.

Parody accounts with check marks of top companies like Eli Lilly and PepsiCo posted funny posts. From free insulin to the superiority of rival brands, here are some of the tweets that went viral.

Later, some brands including Eli Lilly issued an apology as tweets went viral and companies faced backlash.

Even some accounts impersonated Tesla, the automotive giant owned by new Twitter owner Elon Musk. These accounts commented on sensitive topics like child labor.

As the thousands of spoof messages created a frenzy, Twitter on Thursday night halted the subscription service, the powerful symbol of authentication abused by trolls.

Prior to Musk's takeover, only verified accounts of public figures got the badge.

Several initiatives like the tick subscription service were aimed to garner funds as Elon Musk earlier announced that the microblogging platform would not be able to survive amid a severe economic crunch.

Amid the ongoing crisis, the new administration has fired nearly half of the company’s workforce including board officials in a major reshuffle.

Many top brands, including United Airlines, earlier ceased advertising on the platform after the takeover.  With nearly 240 million users, the social media giant heavily relied on advertisements.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 1, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on June 1, 2023 (Thursday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 310.9 314.15
Euro EUR 330 333.3
UK Pound Sterling GBP 382.5 386.3
U.A.E Dirham AED 84.8 85.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 82.2 83
Australian Dollar AUD 201 203
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.25 766.25
Canadian Dollar CAD 227 229.2
China Yuan CNY 40.26 40.66
Danish Krone DKK 41.04 41.44
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.39 36.74
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.25 2.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 927.17 936.17
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.79 174.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 740.96 748.96
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.37 79.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 315.04 317.54
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – June 1, 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 230,500 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,620.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs181,150 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 211,290.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Attock PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Multan PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 230,500  PKR 2125


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