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Twitter Blue’s quiet rollout in EU frets watchdog over lack of notice


Twitter has ruffled more regulatory feathers in the European Union by going ahead with a rollout of a much criticized paid verification feature without informing its lead data protection watchdog ahead of time — despite previously saying it would.
The product, known as Twitter Blue, lets users pay to get a blue check market on their account — mimicking the look of the legacy verification feature the platform offered prior to Elon Musk’s takeover of the company last year — as well as to access to a suite of additional features, such as the ability to edit tweets, undo tweets and get prioritized ranking in conversations.
Speaking to Reuters, the Irish data protection commissioner Helen Dixon said: “We’re a little bit more concerned this week now that we see that the blue tick subscription service is rolling out here in EU countries having been reassured that it wasn’t g …

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