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Twitter knows its verification process is a bit complicated… The company wants its users to shape its future account verification policy…
Twitter launches in 2021
In November 2017, Twitter officially suspended all general checks. However, the social network has announced its intention to start checking accounts again at the start of next year.
But first, Twitter wants followers to take a look at how checks should look. Although theoretically on stand-by, over the past three years the company has continued to verify thousands of accounts, which has led to some confusion in the process.
Towards a clearer account verification policy
Twitter will now set a clearer policy for what types of accounts are verified and why some accounts don’t. In particular, it plans to start by automatically removing badges from accounts that are inactive or whose profiles are incomplete.
The other big change? Twitter plans to launch a public request for verification process early next year, along with new account types and names. The social network already labels some accounts (such as politicians).
So everything is still to be defined for the moment, but Twitter has launched an investigation and is asking for comments from the public under the hashtag #VerificationFeedback to help shape the future Twitter account verification policy.