Twitter plans to launch its updated Verified program next Friday with manual authentication and different-colored ticks for different types of users, Elon Musk has said tweeted. “Gold check for corporations, gray check for government, blue for individuals (celebrity or not), and all verified accounts are manually authenticated before the check is activated,” he said.
musk previously stated which Twitter “would probably use [a] different color check for organizations than for individuals.” However, this is the first time he has revealed what those colors are likely to be. It’s not clear if all verified users, including government and industry, will have to pay the $8-per-month Twitter Blue fee.
Sorry for the delay, we expect to launch Verified next week on Friday.
Gold check for corporations, gray check for governments, blue for individuals (celebrity or not), and all verified accounts are manually authenticated before the check is activated.
Painful but necessary.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 25, 2022
In a subsequent tweet, Musk added that “individuals can have a secondary tiny logo that shows they belong to an organization if verified as such by that organization.” However, all individual users have the same blue tick “as [the] Otherwise, the limit of what is ‘remarkable’ is too subjective,” he said.
Musk originally launched his new verification program with the idea that anyone who joins Twitter Blue for $8 a month would get a blue tick. However, as many predicted, the system quickly became a goat rodeo due to account impersonation and was shut down after just 48 hours. In one case, an Eli Lilly impersonator tweeted that “insulin is now free,” forcing the company to apologize for the tweet. Another Eli Lilly impersonator then apologized for the apology.
Musk originally said the revamped Verified program would launch on November 29, but his most recent tweet put the date at December 2.
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