After a mess first launch of Twitter’s “power to the people” verification system, Elon Musk said the social network will tentatively launch a new multi-colored verification system next week.
The Twitter owner said that under this scheme, companies would get a gold tick, government officials would get a gray tick – possibly similar to the “official” mark. it’s currently being tested with some prominent accounts — and the blue tick will be dedicated to people, even if they’re not celebrities. This would mean that the blue tick would be used with verified legacy accounts and people buying the new Twitter $8 per month paid plan.
Musk added that the company aims to manually authenticate all checks before the new verification system goes live. It’s not clear what he means by this, as Twitter Blue subscribers will get a blue tick. Not only that, but also Twitter reduced workforce will be under pressure to verify each check manually to avoid any impersonation or spam.
In addition, Musk explained that people can have a second small logo to indicate if they are part of a certain organization. This organization should also check if the person represents them or works with them in any way. He added that the decision to apply a blue tick to all individual accounts was made because a person’s notoriety is a subjective matter.
Earlier this month, Musk paused updated Twitter Blue program and said he would continue November 29. This week, however, Tesla’s CEO put that plan on hold until “has a high level of anti-impersonation.” It should be noted that this was the first time he talked about using multiple colors for verification.
He did not specify whether this new verification scheme will appear at the same time as the launch of the Twitter Blue relaunch. This relaunch of verification is likely for existing verified accounts, companies, and government officials — not paid subscribers — at this time.
Twitter took another step to stop spam and fake accounts when Twitter Blue finally relaunched. Last week the company change your terms so newly created accounts must wait 90 days from the account creation date before they can purchase a Twitter Blue subscription.
When Musk-led Twitter first rolled out the new verification program on Nov. 9, many accounts started imitating brands, athletes and celebrities. This prompted Twitter to immediately halt the project. Now he is taking all possible measures to avoid this chaos again.
Earlier today, Musk said Twitter would offer all suspended accounts “general amnesty” from next week based on the results of the poll he conducted a few days ago.