Twitter ‘Verified’ Next Week, All Accounts Will Be Manually Authenticated, Says Elon Musk

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Elon Musk said on Friday that Twitter will temporarily relaunch the ‘Verified’ service on Friday next week and that all verified accounts will be “manually verified before the check is activated”. The new Twitter owner previously halted its $8 Blue subscription service with verification after it faced chaos on the platform as fake accounts with blue badges impersonated real accounts after paying $8 , saying it would launch it again from 29 November – this time more “rock solid”.

“Sorry for the delay, we are tentatively scheduling a verified launch for Friday next week,” Musk said. The new Twitter owner previously halted its $8 Blue subscription service with verification after it faced chaos on the platform as fake accounts with blue badges impersonated real accounts after paying $8 , saying it would launch it again from 29 November – this time more “rock solid”.

“Sorry for the delay, we are tentatively scheduling a verified launch for Friday next week,” Musk said. “Individuals may have a secondary smaller logo indicating that they belong to an organization if verified by that organization. Long explanation next week,” said the world’s richest man.

Musk also said that ‘the account will be suspended for inciting violence’. After facing criticism, Twitter shut down the Blue service. In some bad news for existing verified account holders on Twitter, Musk said that all unpaid legacy blue check-marks will be removed in a few months.

Earlier, reports said that the $8 fee would not be charged to legacy verified accounts. Musk suggested a few days ago that the company could lock users in a virtual prison for violating its policies. A Twitter follower shared a suggestion for Musk to improve the micro-blogging site by putting users in “Twitter Jail”.

“Tweet Suggestion 2: Twitter Jail! Share both the reason for the ban, the number of violations, as well as when the account will be freed,” the user posted. Musk replied: “Agreed”. Twitter to improve the microblogging platform The user also suggested another change.

“Tweet Suggestion: Add reach stats to tweet activity button. Impression stat is nice to look at but not very useful,” posted the user. Musk added: “Good idea.”

 

(With inputs from IANS)

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