Denoted with a blue checkmark, a prized badge of ostensible honor for many, the verificationsignifies which accounts are authentic and of public importance and intrigue.
Verified badges must be applied by Twitter, and accounts that use a badge as a part of profile photos, background photos, or in any other way that implies verified status, are subject to permanent account suspension.
"We realized some time ago the system is broken and needs to be reconsidered", CEODorseysaid in a tweet. The proposed system could be similar to on-demand services like Airbnb and Uber, which ask users to submit documentation and link other social accounts.
"The intention is to open verification to everyone", Dorsey says.
From what started as a means of identifying large public figures or celebrities, the blue tick became an on-request feature for many who now consider it as a status symbol on the digital platform.
The idea behind the blue badge was never to endorse certain accounts, but to verify the account holder's identity, company product manager David Gasca said during the stream.
However, the verification programme was suspended in November a year ago when it was criticised for verifying an account of one of the organisers of the white supremacist Charlottesville rally in Virginia where a life was lost. It seems that Twitter's hope with whatever verification platform it eventually roles out is that users will be verified based purely on proving there identity. That's why Twitter's decision to verify white supremacists like Unite the Right rally organizer Jason Kessler has been contentious.
"Users think of it [verification] as credibility, [that] Twitter stands behind this person and what they're saying is great and authentic, which is not what we meant", Gasca explained, according to The Verge. Unlike Facebook, Twitter does not have a "real name" policy and generally allows accounts to operate without requiring a user put their name on it.
It's not clear when Twitter plans to roll out verification for everyone, however.
During the Periscope broadcast, both Dorsey and Mrmention that the feature should be launched in time for the U.S. election in two years time. People running for office in upcoming USA elections would take priority, he said, to prevent users from impersonating candidates and to boost credibility.
These governments agreed on its content January 23 and by February 21 its 30 chapters were released to the public. Last month, Trump told the World Economic Forum in Davos that the USA might return if it got a better deal.
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Cedi Osman headed to the bench as the Cavs host the Pistons
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