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    Twitter plans to relaunch the verification program next year

    Twitter Inc released plans on Tuesday for its new policy on how people are “checked” on site, an area the company has long promised to revamp to address the confusion and criticism about the blue badges it uses to authenticate the identity of important accounts. The social media company said in a blog post https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/company/2020/help-us-shape-our-new-approach-to-verification.html that it plans to relaunch its verification program, including a new public application process, in early 2021. It said a public feedback period for the new policy will open on Tuesday and run until 8 December.

    Twitter said it suspended public requests for verification in 2017 after hearing feedback that the program “seemed arbitrary and confusing to many people.” At the time it was said that the check mark was confused with “an approval or an indicator of importance”. A year later, Twitter he said he was putting corrections to the verification schedule on the back burner to focus on issues like election integrity, although he continued to verify some accounts, such as medical experts who tweeted about COVID-19 this year.

    “Since then, we haven’t been clear about who can be verified and when, why an account might not be verified or what it means to be verified,” Twitter he said in Tuesday’s blog post. The company has established more detailed criteria https://help.twitter.com/en/managing-your-account/about-twitter-verified-accounts for the “main types” of important and active accounts it will verify, such as government officials , companies, non-profit organizations, news outlets, entertainers, sports teams, athletes and activists.

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    Twitter stated that it could also verify accounts that meet other standards, such as being one of the most followed accounts in the user’s country and having “off-Twitter notability, “which could be assessed through Google search trends, Wikipedia references, or news coverage. The company said it could cut the blue badge from accounts that grossly or repeatedly violate rules, such as its policies on hateful conduct, civic integrity, or glorification of violence. But he said these removals would not be automatic and would be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

    Twitter also released proposed reasons for denying verification, for example, accounts that have been blocked for violating rules in the past six months or accounts of people associated with hateful content or who have been found to have committed “serious human rights violations” . Twitter aims to introduce the final policy on December 17th. It also indicated plans for additional ways to allow users to identify themselves with new account types and labels.

    News Highlights:

    • Twitter Inc released plans on Tuesday for its new policy on how people are “checked” on site, an area the company has long promised to revamp to address the confusion and criticism about the blue badges it uses to authenticate the identity of important accounts.
    • Twitter plans to relaunch the verification program next year

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