Twitter Pledges to Enhance Verification Application and Review Procedures

The Social Media Platform Verified Fake Accounts During Its Program Rollout

Twitter has announced it will be pausing the development of its verification program, having discovered that fake accounts were wrongly verified.

To clarify, new applications will not be reviewed,  however those that applied prior to be a part of the exclusive blue tick community prior to the pause still have a chance to be granted one.

This is not the first time that Twitter has faced issues surrounding its blue tick verification rollout. In 2017, for example, it was paused after the company received backlash for verifying an organiser behind the Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville.

[Image Creds: The Verge]

Earlier this year, Twitter rolled out a new and improved verification process and then paused it a week later, overwhelmed by the high demand of requests.

Don’t fret, as applications for the highly acclaimed blue tick – the Twitter symbol of “authentic, notable and active” accounts – will resume as normal  “in the next few weeks”, just with a heightened ability to detect inauthenticity.

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