Twitter to bring back Account Verifications

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A new article on Search Engine Journal reports that, after abolishing the scheme, Twitter now plans to bring back account verification on the platform.

After three years, it's back. The program is relaunching in early 2021. Here's Twitter's announcement:

"We plan to relaunch verification, including a new public application process, in early 2021. But first, we need to update our verification policy with your help. This policy will lay the foundation for future improvements by defining what verification means, who is eligible for verification and why some accounts might lose verification to ensure the process is more equitable."
Twitter says:

"To receive the blue badge, your account must be notable and active."
Being active on Twitter means:
  • Complete: Including a profile name, bio, and profile and banner images.
  • Present: The account must have logged into Twitter at least once in the past six months.
  • Secure: The account must have a confirmed email address or phone number.
  • Respectful of Twitter Rules: The account must not have had a 12-hour or 7-day lockout for violating Twitter's rules in the past six months (excluding successful appeals).

Being notable means:
  • Government
  • Companies, Brands and Non-Profit Organizations
  • News
  • Entertainment
  • Sports
  • Activists, Organizers, and Other Influential Individuals

If an account meets any of the following criteria, it will not receive a verification badge:
  • A parody, newsfeed, commentary, or fan account.
  • The account represents pets or fictional characters (unless directly affiliated with a verified brand or entertainment production).
  • The account has engaged in severe violations of Twitter's platform manipulation and spam policy (such as the buying and selling of followers and engagement)
  • The account represents individuals or groups associated with coordinated harmful activity or hateful content.

Twitter will revoke an account's verification badge if it does any of the following:
  • Becomes inactive or incomplete.
  • The person is no longer in the position which initially made them eligible for verification.
  • Attempts to impersonate or mislead people by changing their display name or bio.
  • Commits a severe violation that results in immediate suspension.
  • Publishes tweets that repeatedly violate Twitter's rules.
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  • Profile picture of the author Radcliff
    In my point of view, not everybody with a lot of followers and time to spend on Twitter should be given a checkmark. Only the ones who are actually contributing towards something that's beneficial and are actually influencing something good deserve to be recognized.
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  • Great! it's a very good decision is taken by twitter good to hear.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacobharry123
    Good decision. Spam work will not be tolerated anywhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Bora
    Awesome News
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  • Profile picture of the author rubelranaj
    It's great news for Twitter users. It will be easier for the users and protective of social media.
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