After various controversies over verifications in Twitter, Elon Musk announced the plan to resolve the situation that generated doubts and fraud in the social network after the inclusion of Twitter Blue.
The owner of the application confirmed that as of December 2, the badges will be available again for those who pay the subscription of 8 dollars a month and that this represents several in other accounts.
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New verification format on Twitter
The billionaire began his announcement by apologizing for the delay in organizing this new system, which will now be divided into colors to distinguish between brands, organizations and people.
Blue checks will be for celebrities and people who pay Twitter Blue. But those personalities that belong to an organization will also have “a small secondary logo” that demonstrates it.
For organizations, the gray verification will be maintained, which was launched a few weeks ago, and is delivered to accounts belonging to governments, politicians, presidents and state entities in general. Finally, gold verification will be focused on brands.
Musk He assured that he will give a “longer explanation” next week, to give the details of this modification.
In the middle of this announcement, he also made it clear that now the social network will manually review all verification requests, which could lead to a person paying Twitter Blue need to provide additional information to earn the badge.
Regarding the possible impersonation of accounts, the owner of the app assured that they will take measures to suspend these profiles taking into account characteristics such as the biography, the number of followers and their work in an organization.
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Twitter and the problem with verifications
After the arrival of Elon Musk The social network had a week of much controversy at the beginning of November. All because of the unexpected changes in the verifications, which caused discomfort among users.
The first change was the inclusion of the gray sign, which arrived without warning, and it was not clear who it was intended for or if you had to pay for it to obtain it. This badge was given to celebrities, brands, the media, and organizations.
The same day it was put into operation, its implementation was stopped because there were many doubts. Although the situation was later clarified and it returned only for official government and state entities.
The day after that controversy it began to work Twitter Blue, a service that includes blue verification for whoever pays. This caused many accounts to change their profiles and impersonate brands or personalities, as happened with Nintendo, LeBron James and Valvegiving fake ads and causing a lot of hassle among the users.
The decision was to stop the operation of the paid service, which continues in force, while it is organized in a better way to calm the controversies in the application. Something that could be solved with this new plan that will start on December 2.
A panorama to which are added layoffs and massive resignations in the company due to changes in work policies, although it was recently confirmed that the company will start hiring, such as the recent one of George Hotzfamous for being the first person to hack a iphone and the Playstation 3 more than 11 years ago.