After spoiling the first launch of Twitter’s “power-to-people” verification system, Elon Musk said the social network will tentatively roll out a new, multicolored verification system next week.
Under the scheme, the Twitter owner said, businesses would get a gold checkmark, government officials would get a gray checkmark — possibly similar to the “official” checkmark it’s currently experimenting with with some high-profile accounts — and a blue checkmark would be allocated to individuals even if they’re not from Twitter. celebrities. This means that the blue checkmark will be used with older verified accounts and people who purchase Twitter’s new $8 per month paid plan.Read:Pound steadies as markets expect Bank of England action to prop up UK currency | Business News
Musk added that the company aims to manually certify all verifications before the new verification system goes live. It’s not clear what he means by that as Twitter Blue subscribers will get a blue checkmark. Not only that, but Twitter’s reduced workforce will be under pressure to manually check each verification process to avoid any impersonation or spam.
Sorry for the delay, we will tentatively launch Verification on Friday next week.
Gold check for businesses, gray check for government, blue for individuals (famous or not) and all verified accounts will be manually authenticated before the check goes live.
Painful, but necessary.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 25, 2022Read:Street markets, thrift stores are thriving
Musk also explained that individuals can have a second small logo to note if they are part of a particular organization. This organization must also verify that the individual represents or works with them in some way. He added that the decision to apply a blue tick to all individual accounts was made because noticing a person is a subjective matter.
All verified individuals will have the same blue check, because the limits of what constitutes “notable” are otherwise very subjective.
Individuals can have a small secondary logo showing that they belong to an organization if it is validated by that organization.
Prepare explanation next week.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 25, 2022
Earlier this month, Musk paused the revamped Twitter Blue program and said it would resume November 29. However, this week Tesla’s CEO put that plan on hold until “there is a high level of impersonation shutdown.” Notably, this is the first time he has spoken of using multiple colors for verification.
It did not specify if this new verification system would happen at the same time as the Twitter Blue relaunch. This restart of verification is likely for accounts, companies, and authorized government officials — not paid subscribers — for now.Read:Imports of Russian fuel fall to zero for first time as sanctions bite | Business
Twitter took another step to stop spam and fake accounts when it finally relaunched Twitter Blue. Last week, the company changed its terms so that newly created accounts have to wait 90 days from the date the account was created before you can purchase a Twitter Blue subscription.
When Musk-led Twitter first rolled out its new verification program on November 9, many accounts began impersonating brands, athletes, and celebrities. This led Twitter to immediately halt the project. Now, he takes all possible measures to avoid this kind of mess again.
Earlier today, Musk said that Twitter will offer all suspended accounts a “general amnesty” starting next week based on the result of a survey it conducted a few days ago.