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Social media giant Twitter said Sunday it plans to delay the rollout of its new subscription plan, which includes a blue checkmark next to a username, until Tuesday’s midterm elections, the New York Times reported.

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In an article posted on its website, the NYT said it reviewed an internal Twitter post, which was confirmed by two people with knowledge of the decision, that it would delay rolling out the $7.99 per month subscription.

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As part of the subscription, users will receive a blue checkmark next to their Twitter name — something that once had to be earned after an extensive verification process.

“The current system of lords and peasants on Twitter for those with or without a blue tick is bullshit,” Twitter CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Nov. 1. “Power to the people! Blue for $8 a month.”

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In Saturday’s Twitter app notes for the latest version, the company says users can get Twitter Blue for $7.99 a month if they sign up now.

“Blue tick: power to the people,” the notes said. “Your account will receive a blue tick, as will the celebrities, companies, and politicians you already follow.”

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In the midst of Tuesday’s midterm elections, several Twitter users raised concerns that ticking the boxes could cause confusion, especially if users could create verified accounts of reputable politicians or news outlets.

The NYT reported that on an internal Slack channel Saturday, a Twitter employee asked why they were “making such a risky pre-election change that could cause election interference.”

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A manager working on the verification badge project responded on Sunday that “we have made the decision to reschedule the launch of this issue to November 9, after the election,” the NYT reported.

Twitter did not immediately respond to requests to review the solution.

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