Twitter Will Relaunch Public Account Verification After 3 Year Pause

 

Twitter has planned to again start the account verification process which was shut down 3 years ago. There are a few modifications to this process. The company has planned to start the application at the starting of the next year, which will allow them more time to collect the feedback. The feedback will help in the verification process carrying forward.

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Twitter Said:

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.

Types Of Accounts Eligible For Verification

Twitter has categorized six types of accounts that are eligible for verification:

  1. Government
  2. Companies, Brands, and Non-Profit Organizations
  3. News
  4. Entertainment
  5. Sports
  6. Activists, Organizers, and Other Influential Individuals

Along with falling in any of the above categories, the account must be active as mentioned in the Twitter policy.

Being Active on Twitter means:

  1. 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).
  2. Secure: The account must have a confirmed email address or phone number.
  3. Present: The account must have logged into Twitter at least once in the past six months.
  4. Complete: Including a profile name, bio, and profile and banner images.

Accounts Ineligible For Verification:

  • Parody, newsfeed, commentary, and fan accounts;
  • Pets and fictional characters, unless directly affiliated with a verified Company, Brand, or Organization, or with a verified entertainment production, as described above;
  • Accounts engaged in severe violations our Platform manipulation and spam policy, such as  the buying and selling of followers and engagement; and
  • Accounts of individuals or groups associated with coordinated harmful activity, or hateful content as defined in Twitter’s Ads Policies, or that have been found to have committed gross human rights violations by an international court/tribunal, or a fact-finding mission or commission of inquiry authorized by an international organization, may be ineligible for verification – even if their activity on Twitter doesn’t violate the Twitter Rule

Withdrawal Of Verification Badge

Twitter has the right to withdraw the verification badge if:

  • The account remains inactive or incomplete
  • If the person lost its position, which made him/her eligible for the verification badge.
  • Tries to mislead any information with the help of the username.
  • Any kind of activity done from the account that violates policy and is under immediate suspension.
  • Repeatedly publishing tweets that violate Twitter policy.
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