Twitter Said to Re-Launch Verification Program Next Week

Twitter will re-launch its long-awaited verification program next week, according to researcher Jane Manchum Wong.

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Twitter verification has been a mainstay of the social media platform since 2009. A blue checkmark by a user's name indicates that they are verified, helping observers to distinguish genuine notable account holders, such as celebrities, politicians, or organizations, from impostors or parodies, and proves that the account is actually owned by the person or organization it claims to represent.twitter verification tick padded

Wong explained that "multiple sources" have said that Twitter will launch its new Verification Request form as soon as next week, allowing unverified users to put themselves forward for the blue checkmark.

Earlier this month, Wong revealed images purporting to show the stages of Twitter's redesigned Verification Request form. Users will need to explain who they are, give account qualifications such as news coverage, provide identification, and wait for a response.

Twitter originally reached out to notable users themselves to confirm their identities for a verified badge and launched a verification request system in 2017. Later that year, Twitter suspended the verification program after a number of controversies and an inability to cope with the volume of requests, leaving no official way for users to put themselves forward for verification.

Unverified Twitter users have had to wait years for the company to re-launch its verification program after it was suspended. In November of last year, the company announced that it would start reviewing applications for verification in early 2021 under new guidelines.

To be eligible for verification, users must be both "notable" and "active." Notable users must fall under the category of "government," "companies, brands, and organizations," "news organizations and journalists," "entertainment," "sports and gaming," or "activists, organizers, and other influential individuals."

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Top Rated Comments

adamw Avatar
15 months ago
This Twitter verification appears to be another example of Twitter deciding who is important and relevant on its platform, to control the narrative they are pushing. I prefer to stick with a social media platform that supports and encourages free speech instead of the censorship or control of opposing viewpoints.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Corsig Avatar
15 months ago
Twitter needs to go away. This opinion has been verified
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Blackstick Avatar
15 months ago
How about a blue checkmark for verified "high profile individuals" and a green checkmark for us regular folks who are sane enough on the platform to give them our real name and aren't miserable troll bots. eBay has offered ID verified protection for decades.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sparkinstx Avatar
15 months ago
Twitter is a sewer.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
steevn Avatar
15 months ago
I wish they would let anyone become verified with their real names, with the option to block unverified users if wanting to.

Then they can still do the exact same thing by “censoring” the lies and misinformation one specific political spectrum loves to use as its weapon of fear tactics and culture wars. Then those “Patriots” will just have to find something else to cry about.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lowhangers Avatar
15 months ago
When are they going to deal with all the damn bots on that service? It’s a total mess.

As far as the verification goes, they should have stolen Parler’s idea and made one verification for regular people and one for media/celebrities.

They also need to give people the ability to filter out anon accounts from posting comments under their tweets.

Twitter sucks, and will continue to suck.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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