Social media posts help build cases and prevent crimes, but a blackout on mainstream and fringe platforms since the Capitol attack has caused serious headaches for police and prosecutors.
Most of the accounts were designed to push conspiracy theories at scale, the social media website said.
Additionally, police in San Francisco say they’re bracing for a possible protest at Twitter’s headquarters there.
Donald Trump’s preferred online megaphone has been taken away from him.
But that doesn’t mean just anyone will get the coveted blue badge of recognition.
In an article detailing this month’s massive Twitter Bitcoin scam, Bloomberg said contractors were allowed broad access to user accounts.
Financial loss was the goal of last week’s attack — but bad actors could have more-nefarious intentions when conducting social media hacks in the future.
Twitter mediates so much in the public sphere that weak points — like last week’s compromise of several dozen verified accounts — expose weaker points in society.
From its beginnings as a geeky tool designed to help individual users deal with an increasingly fragmented information stream, Twitter made the hashtag a new and powerful part of the world’s cultural, social and political vocabulary.
The forthcoming subscription product is expected to be incorporated into Twitter’s video services, a source said.