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Meta to sell blue badge on Instagram and Facebook as Zuckerberg borrows Musk’s playbook


Facebook-parent Meta has launched a monthly subscription service, called Meta Verified, that will allow an individual to get the coveted blue check mark on Instagram and Facebook by verifying their identity, tapping a new revenue channel that has had mixed success for its smaller rival Twitter.
The subscription service, first rolling out in New Zealand and Australia starting this week, is priced at $11.99 per month on the web or $14.99 on Apple’s iOS. (The company didn’t say when it plans to make the service available for purchase through its Android apps.) Meta Verified will allow a user to verify their identify by using their gov …

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