As the social network tries to steer clear of possible impact on Tuesday's elections, it is said that it is postponing the roll out of verification check marks to subscribers.

The new version of the subscription service was supposed to be rolled out on Monday. On Saturday, the firm began testing the new features.

A request for comment was not responded to by the company.

It is reported that the verification badges will be delayed just days before the elections. The New York Times reports that the move was aimed at limiting the potential backlash of verified users impersonate political or other government figures, such as President Biden.

Last week, Jen Easterly, director of the U.S. government agency tasked with overseeing election security and protecting voting infrastructure, said that the agency had found no credible information about attempts to disrupt or compromise.

Chris Krebs, who was fired by President Trump for refuting false claims of election fraud, said that the new verification rules would be a major risk.

Several verified users were pretending to be Musk, despite the risk of having their accounts suspended.

Musk is betting that the subscription service will become a major revenue source for the micro-blogging site. Musk needs to pay more than $1 billion a year in interest for financing the purchase from banks.

Half of the company's workforce was laid off earlier this week.

In a series of posts over the weekend, Musk claimed that the company was working on fixing the search function on the platform, and that it could beat the ad-revenue offers of other sites.

He said that users will soon be able to send long-form text messages to their followers. In the coming months, you'll be able to subscribe to the new version of the service. Musk said he was hopeful that the service would be available in India within a month.

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