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Now the blue checkmark may mean two different things: either that an account was verified under the previous verification criteria (active, notable, and authentic), or that the account has an active subscription to Twitter Blue. Accounts that receive the blue checkmark as part of a Twitter Blue subscription will not undergo review to confirm that they meet the active, notable and authentic criteria that was used in the previous process.

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Twitter's new CEO Elon Musk has tweeted that Twitter Blue's monthly subscription fee will increase to $8, and include a blue checkmark verification badge as one of its perks. Soon we may be able to see who is terminally online and gullible enough to pay Twitter for the illusion of status.

Previously Twitter verification was free, and only granted to "notable" accounts that are of public interest such as those belonging to "prominently recognized individual[s] or brands." In this way it helped combat disinformation by confirming that yes, that really was Donald Trump tweeting "covfefe," and no, @RealTaylorSwift isn't actually the real Taylor Swift.

However, such incidents appear relatively uncommon, possibly due in part to the fact that the difficulty in getting verified means few are willing to risk losing their badge. Making Twitter's blue tick an easily purchasable commodity is not unlikely to prompt an increase in disinformation.

However, there is one feature that wasn't previously announced. Twitter has unintentionally built in the mocking "this mf paid for Twitter" meme that's been going around since Musk announced the $8 verification service.

Twitter is also making it clear that the blue checkmark can be removed at anytime if you run in violation of Twitter policies, and you will have to go through a re-verification process should you decide to make changes to your profile image, name, or username.

With legacy Twitter verification, there were 6 types of accounts that were considered notable, one of them being the category of companies, brands and non-profit organizations while another was governments. None of these are considered the types of private individuals that would sign up for Twitter Blue.

With Twitter Blue, Twitter is trying to bring back an application process for these organizations to receive a verified checkmark in either gold (for business) or gray (for governments), as opposed to the Twitter Blue blue checkmark. This process seems similar to the legacy verification process that used to exist. Basically these two notable categories will be covered by these new colored checkmarks but they will need to re-apply to receive them.

Hey Pratap, thank you for your impactful comment! I do not judge on the morality of social media and verification, but only want to help businesses and professionals best navigate them for their benefit!

Twitter verification is a system intended to communicate the authenticity of a Twitter account. When introduced in June 2009, the system provided the site's readers with a means to distinguish genuine notable account holders, such as celebrities and organizations, from impostors or parodies.[1][2] Until November 2022, a blue checkmark[3] (UK: blue tick) displayed against an account name indicated that Twitter had taken steps to ensure that the account was actually owned by the person or organization whom it claimed to represent.[4][5] The checkmark does not imply endorsement from Twitter, and does not mean that tweets from a verified account are necessarily accurate or truthful in any way.[6] People with verified accounts on Twitter are often colloquially referred to as "blue checks" on social media and by reporters.[7]

In June 2009, after being criticized by Kanye West and sued by Tony La Russa over unauthorized accounts run by impersonators, the company launched their "Verified Accounts" program.[11][12] Twitter stated that an account with a "blue tick" verification badge indicates "we've been in contact with the person or entity the account is representing and verified that it is approved".[13] After the beta period, the company stated in their FAQ that it "proactively verifies accounts on an ongoing basis to make it easier for users to find who they're looking for" and that they "do not accept requests for verification from the general public".[14]Originally, Twitter took on the responsibility of reaching out to celebrities and other notable to confirm their identities in order to establish a verified account.[15]

In July 2016, Twitter announced a public application process to grant verified status to an account "if it is determined to be of public interest" and that verification "does not imply an endorsement".[16][17][18] In 2016 the company began accepting requests for verification, but it was discontinued the same year. Twitter explained that the volume of requests for verified accounts had exceeded its ability to cope; rather, Twitter determines on its own whom to approach about verified accounts, limiting verification to accounts which are "authentic, notable, and active".[19][20]

In November 2020, Twitter announced a relaunch of its verification system in 2021. According to the new policy, Twitter verifies six different types of accounts; for three of them (companies, brands, and influential individuals like activists), the existence of a Wikipedia page will be one criterion for showing that the account has "Off Twitter Notability".[21]

Twitter's practice and process for verifying accounts came under scrutiny in 2017 after the company verified the account of white supremacist and far-right political activist, Jason Kessler. Many who criticized Twitter's decision to verify Kessler's account saw this as a political act on the company's behalf.[22] In response, Twitter put its verification process on hold. The company tweeted, "Verification was meant to authenticate identity & voice but it is interpreted as an endorsement or an indicator of importance. We recognize that we have created this confusion and need to resolve it. We have paused all general verifications while we work and will report back soon."[23]

In November 2019, Dalit activists of India alleged that higher-caste people get Twitter verification easily and trended hashtags #CancelAllBlueTicksInIndia and #CasteistTwitter.[25][26][27] Critics have said that the company's verification process is not transparent and causes digital marginalisation of already marginalised communities.[28] Twitter India rejected the allegations, calling them "impartial" and working on a "case-by-case" policy.[29][30]

After three years without offering the account verification service, on May 20, 2021, Twitter relaunched its service that attests to user legitimacy.[31] This time offering notability criteria for the account categories of government, companies, brands, and organizations, news organizations and journalists, entertainment, sports and activists, organizers, and other influential individuals.[32] Among all these categories listed, it is still missing a specific category that fits scientists[33] and religious figures.[34]

Following the acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk on October 28, 2022, Musk told Twitter employees to introduce paid verification by November 7 through Twitter Blue. The Verge reported that the updated Blue subscription would cost $19.99 per month, and users would lose their verification status if they did not join within 90 days.[35][36][37] Following backlash, Musk tweeted, in response to author Stephen King,[38] a lowered $8 price on November 1, 2022.[39][40] Twitter confirmed the new price of $7.99 per month on November 5, 2022.[41][42] The new verification system began rollout on November 9, 2022, a day after the 2022 United States elections.[43] The decision to delay its rollout was to address concerns about users potentially spreading misinformation about voting results by posing as news outlets and lawmakers.[44]

The preparation of Twitter accounts improves chances of successful verification. Key requirements are that one should be known on popular news channels. If you already have sufficient media visibility, our service may not be needed. If you lack media visibility: we can help through a combination of written interviews and editorial news articles on authentic media sources. News articles can include photos, videos and direct quotes, prepared by our specialist editors.

Agencies do not make a difference in the technical aspects of applying. The main area where you can get help, is through a legitimate PR agency (like us) that can secure authentic news articles to support verification.

Billionaire Elon Musk rolled out the purchasable verification badge soon after taking over the company in late October, arguing the old system lead to a "lords and peasants" culture. Nevertheless, the platform still differentiates between users who purchased their checkmarks and those who didn't.

ANKARA, TURKIYE - OCTOBER 06: In this photo illustration, the image of Elon Musk is displayed on a computer screen and the logo of twitter on a mobile phone in Ankara, Turkiye on October 06, 2022. (Muhammed Selim Korkutata / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images)

The "official" badge appeared to have been deemed necessary due to Musk's plans to allow users to pay for the existing blue "verified" badge. The company has had a halting rollout of its subscription program, which will cost between $4 and $8 per month.

Who gets Twitter's highly coveted blue checkmark has always been a contentious topic. While Twitter has traditionally offered verification to individuals "of note", there is no clear definition of who fits this profile and who doesn't.

Now, with tech billionaire Elon Musk at the helm of affairs at Twitter, he's proposing giving verification badges to everyone that can pay for it. While it might sound great to some at first, there are serious downsides to it. Let's take a look.

Elon Musk wants to smash this divide. However, let's face it, a lot of people want to get verified because it gives them that feel of exclusivity. Like money, an item is more coveted and valuable when it's scarce. Right now, the verification badge is a scarce digital commodity, an infinite supply diminishes its appeal. 041b061a72


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