Twitter wants to give everyone a verified account

Twitter to expand its verified blue tick status for all

Twitter may eventually let anyone become verified

He also added that the goal of the checkmark, which is to establish identity, is often misunderstood with some people believing it implied credibility.

Scammers routinely clone Twitter accounts in an attempt to fool people into making bad investment devisions or into revealing personal information.

"The intention is to open verification to everyone", Dorsey said from a conference room at Twitter's San Francisco headquarters.

While Dorsey and Gasca didn't elaborate too far on the company's plans, other social networks verify user identity using things like other social profiles, drivers licenses, and more.

Twitter's CEO says more people will have access to verification, but the verification process is going to roll out in sequences so that the company can put more focus on what they think are the most significant issues around verification, starting with USA elections.

Although Twitter didn't specifically mention what "facts" will be needed for their updated verification system, it's likely the company will require things such as other social profiles, drivers licenses, telephone numbers and more. Celebrities and major public figures were among the first to receive them before Twitter began accepting applications for verified status in 2016.

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However, in November past year, the micro-blogging site announced that it would soon suspend verification badges for some of its verified users, in lieu of the misconceptions hovering around its verification procedures. It will probably be a while before all real users get a checkmark, however, as Dorsey said the priority is verification around candidates in the 2020 USA election. Twitter stands behind this person.

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At this point, there's no timetable for when Twitter might reopen verification to everyone.

But there's a perception problem with Twitter's blue check-mark badges for verified accounts: according to product management director David Gasca, who also appeared in Dorsey's Periscope broadcast. Today the word on the e-streets is that Twitter Wants Everyone To Be "Verified". Let us know in the comments.

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