Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: Meta announced a new $11.99-a-month subscription service on Sunday (or $14.99-a-month for Android and iOS). For your money you mainly get the privilege of authenticating your own account with a government ID, so that it can then display the official “verified” badge. (Accounts must have a prior posting history, with account holders verified to be at least 18 years old.)

Meta promises they won’t change already-verified Facebook and Instagram accounts — at least, not “as we test and learn.” But they immediately follow that sentence by warning that in the longer-term they’re “evolving the meaning” of verification, aiming to making everyone want to subscribe. Meta calls this “expanding access.”

Paying subscribers will also get: — Protection from account impersonation (at a higher level that’s apparently not made available to non-paying members), including “proactive account monitoring”. — “Help when you need it with access to a

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