Twitter: verifications will be possible again from 2021 -
Whether on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, some accounts display a small blue symbol next to their name, signifying that the identity of its owner has been verified and that the account does indeed belong to who it claims to be.
This makes it possible, among other things, to differentiate public figures, but also brands or the media and to legitimize their remarks in relation to fake accounts.
And good news, on Twitter, it will soon be possible to request certification of your account again.
It has been several years since the verification procedure was closed on the social network, despite the fact that some accounts still manage to obtain the precious “V” badge.
Twitter had indeed closed its verification program in 2017, after several controversies related to accounts belonging to white supremacists.
The social network had indicated that it would reopen its program the following year after implementing changes in the procedure.
Since then, we had had no news.
We will have to wait until early 2021 to be able to again request verification on Twitter.
The blue bird social network has indeed announced the good news, specifying that the admission criteria will not be the same as in the past.
These are listed on the Twitter blog.
Who is concerned ?
Only a few categories of accounts will be able to benefit from the verified badge;
governments and politicians, businesses, brands and organizations, the media, entertainment companies (film, music, television, etc.), sports brands and athletes, and finally, activists, organizers and other influential people.
Twitter also indicates that people who use the platform to raise awareness, share information related to a cause, to bring about socio-economic, political or cultural change or to promote the community will also be able to be verified.
Finally, for the moment, Twitter's admission policy is still subject to change since the social network asks the opinion of its users regarding its criteria.
The final version will be introduced on December 17, and the launch of the verification system itself will be launched in early 2021, without further details.
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