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Effective from December 2, Twitter will manually validate verified accounts

After a break of more than three years, Twitter restarted its verification programme in May of last year. However, after Elon Musk acquired control of the company, it was suspended once more. Musk has stated that Verified will “tentatively” debut on December 2 and that all verified accounts will need to be personally authenticated before the check kicks in.

Manually checking verified accounts is undoubtedly a smart idea because, following Musk’s purchase of Twitter, the firm began awarding the blue check marks to eligible Twitter Blue subscribers as well, without really verifying identities. This allowed verified accounts to impersonate well-known people and brands.

Along with revealing the verification feature’s potential introduction, Musk also revealed that the Twitter checkmarks will now be available in three different hues: gold, grey, and blue. Companies should be represented by gold, governments by grey, and people by blue.

Musk also mentioned that people can now have a second, tiny emblem that indicates they are members of a particular organisation, provided that this is confirmed by the organisation.

It’s unclear whether Twitter will continue to validate accounts using the same standards as before or if they will be upgraded. We might learn more about verification next week because Musk promised a “longer explanation” of it.

While Twitter provided more clarity about the verification process after the relaunch last year, the way Twitter verified accounts raised some questions and confused users because many accounts didn’t meet the criteria but still managed to get the blue check mark. Let’s hope the verification process will make more sense now and feel less random.

We anticipate the tech billionaire to find a solution to impersonation and implement a verification method that is more transparent and effective for everyone given that Musk supports “free speech” and is actively fighting phoney accounts and spam bots on Twitter.

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