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

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 Sept 26, 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 September 26, 2023 (Tuesday).

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 291 294.15
Euro EUR 311 314
UK Pound Sterling GBP 368 371.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 82 82.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 78.05 78.8
Australian Dollar AUD 196 198
Bahrain Dinar BHD 781.13 789.13
Canadian Dollar CAD 220 222.2
China Yuan CNY 40.22 40.62
Danish Krone DKK 42.35 42.75
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 37.93 38.28
Indian Rupee INR 3.57 3.68
Japanese Yen JPY 1.88 1.95
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 951.03 960.03
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.62 63.22
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.23 176.23
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.87 28.17
Omani Riyal OMR 762.72 770.72
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 80.69 81.39
Singapore Dollar SGD 215 217
Swedish Korona SEK 26.62 26.92
Swiss Franc CHF 325.12 327.62
Thai Bhat THB 8.31 8.46

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 26, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 210,100 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs180,130.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

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.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 26 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Karachi PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Islamabad PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Peshawar PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Quetta PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Sialkot PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Attock PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Gujranwala PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Jehlum PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Multan PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Bahawalpur PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Gujrat PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Nawabshah PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Chakwal PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Hyderabad PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Nowshehra PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Sargodha PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Faisalabad PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Mirpur PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587


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