Twitter wants everyone to get a blue verification badge
Do you love twitter? Have you always wanted to get a blue Twitter verification badge? Then, the time has finally come according to CEO Jack Dorsey. In a livestream on thursday, the CEO said that he wants everyone to verify on twitter. Jack told that the twitter company is working on a new process and that is the verification and authentication process. Twitter wants to make sure that the people on the platform are who they say they are.
About verified accounts
This blue check mark was introduced in 2009. At that time, It was for celebrities, athletes and public figures to check impersonators. Later, the badge rolled out to journalists and other users. It confused people making them think that Twitter backs a personal view said the CEO. So, Twitter hopes to change and introduce verification to more and more people. So that user knows what accounts are legitimate.
The blue verified badge make sure that an account of public interest is authentic. The badge appears next to the name on an account’s profile and next to the account name in search results. It is always the same color and placed in the same location, regardless of profile or theme color customizations.
Accounts that don’t have the badge next to their name but that display it somewhere else, for example in the profile photo, header photo, or bio, are not verified accounts.
Verified badges must be applied by Twitter, and accounts that use a badge as a part of profile photos, background photos, or in any other way that implies verified status, are subject to permanent account suspension.
What types of accounts get verified?
Verification of Twitter is rather simple. An account may be verified by twitter if it is determined to be an account of public interest. Typically this includes accounts maintained by users in music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business, and other key interest areas.
A verified badge does not imply approval by Twitter.
Twitter has seen abuse, harassment, troll, manipulation through Bots and false information campaign. That’s why Dorsey wants to improve the company. CEO Jack Dorsey said, “we want to be one of the most trusted services in the world, and we know we have a lot of work to get there”. According to Dorsey,the main intention is to open verification online to everyone.But they are trying to figure out how to verify people and also what verification means in it. After that problem solves out, the user can get blue check mark verification badge. Not only that, Gasca (product manager on health @ twitter) clarify that the future of audit would increase context. Here the topic is security that’s why it can take a little time for get the blue checkmark verification badge. This is going to be perform in 2020 US election, to ensure people see credibility on the platform.