Elon Musk appears to have found a solution to Twitter Blue’s verification failure after hundreds of users took advantage of the opportunity to get the famous Check blue for $8 a month to impersonate celebrities. Now the owner of the social network has confirmed in a tweet that the system for getting the badge It will be available again next Friday, December 2nd.. It will also come with important changes which the tycoon himself called “painful but necessary”.
One of the main innovations of the new verification system is the ability to distinguish between trusted people, brands and authorities, through different colors on the icon next to his name. Elon Musk, in particular, said on twitter that these people as well as celebrities or celebrities will have a blue check. On the other hand, brands will receive a golden seal. Finally, those accounts associated with the government; that is, presidents, politicians, or accounts representing a state or government administration will have the checkmark greyed out.
Elon Musk also confirmed that Twitter will manually review all verification requests. So it’s highly likely that people who want to get a blue badge on a social network by paying $8 a month will have to provide information that allows Twitter to verify their identity.
Celebrities and Twitter Blue users will get the same badge
Of the innovations in the verification system, it is surprising that the platform do not distinguish between users and celebrities. That is, a famous person will have the same Check blue than someone who pays $8 a month for Twitter Blue. Musk, however, argues that this is because – at least for him – “the line of what is considered “wonderful” is too subjective.” It also states that if these famous people belong to any organization, may have a “small secondary logo” show that it is. So far, yes, this organization is checking it out.
On the other hand, it is not known if Twitter will remove the ability to check if a user has paid to get a blue badge on Twitter. Or if it is verified by the platform itself due to its notoriety. Anyway, Musk claimed that will offer a “longer explanation” about the new verification system starting next week.
Source: Hiper Textual