Social networks new business model will require paying for security features

Twitter and Meta recently announced new security subscription services that require users to pay for specific security features. Twitter’s premium service will require payment for SMS-based two-factor authentication, while Meta’s paid verification service caters to ‘up-and-coming creators’. While monetizing security features may help curb malicious online activities, the challenge is that some users may turn off security features completely. Furthermore, Meta’s plan includes a combination of premium upgrades and features that should be standard, such as flagging accounts at special risk for impersonation.