Twitter Would Again Work on A System to Authenticate Blue Checkmarks

Twitter Would Again Work on A System to Authenticate Blue Checkmarks

Twitter would again work on a system to authenticate users. The company confirms this to tech site The Verge after a message on the social medium.

 

The company has determined the identity of the user for profiles with a blue checkmark. For example, others know that the person behind an account is actually who they claim to be.

Until 2017 everyone could apply for a blue checkmark.

Then fuss arose because an account was ticked while it had hate messages about Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed in a protest against racism in Charlottesville.

Twitter then stated that the verification did not mean that the company agreed with the content of the messages, but that it was often interpreted as such.

The authentication option for regular users was subsequently removed.

Earlier this year, the blue checkmarks were already opened to health organization accounts. It is still unclear when the possibility will be rolled out more widely.

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