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Twitter to allow its users to request for verification

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

09th Jun, 2020. 03:12 pm
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Twitter, after rolling out several features for its users, might soon make it easier for users to get that coveted blue checkmark.

The company always comes forward to facilitate its users at every step and with new policies. Now, it’s working on a new feature that will allow users to request verification. Few images posted by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong  were not disputed by Twitter, show a “request verification” option in the app’s account settings.

The company previously allowed users to request verification, but had paused the feature in 2017 after Twitter verified a white supremacist.

But the return of verification requests will apparently be accompanied by a larger revamp of the policy.

CEO Jack Dorsey has previously described verification as ‘broken’ and said he would like verified status to be open to everyone.

But at the very least, a more open process with specific requirements could clear up much of the confusion around verification and how it works.

Despite having paused public verification in 2017, the company has continued to quietly verify thousands of accounts each month via a back channel process that is only available to those who have connections to Twitter employees.

More recently, the company ramped up verification to doctors and public health experts as part of its efforts to promote authoritative information about COVID-19, but even that effort has been confusing for those seeking verified status.

For now, Twitter isn’t saying when this new process might be implemented or exactly how it will work.

Earlier, United States (US) President Donald Trump warned to shut all social media platforms after Twitter started fact-checking his tweets.

Donald Trump, without detailing comments about his contents, will sign an executive order pertaining to Twitter on Thursday.

Twitter tagged two of his tweets in which he claimed that more mail-in voting would lead to what he called a ‘Rigged Election’ this November.

There is no evidence that attempts are being made to rig the election, and under the tweets, Twitter posted a link which read: “Get the facts about mail-in ballots.”

For years, Twitter has been accused of ignoring the president’s violation of platform rules with his daily, often hourly barrages of personal insults and inaccurate information sent to more than 80 million followers.

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