Twitter announced that it will reopen applications for its famous review process with blue ticks early next year after a break of more than three years.
With the light blue badge, Twitter shows that accounts of public figures have been classified as real and not fraudulent. However, the program was put on hold in 2017 because it wasn’t clear how Twitter decides who will receive the badge.
In one blog entryTwitter said it would handle the application process and is looking for public feedback on how its new policy will work.
Although the program was suspended in 2017, Twitter continued to screen accounts, including medical experts and elected officials.
“Since [suspending the program]We weren’t sure who can be verified and when, why an account might not be verified, or what it means to be verified, ”Twitter said in its post.
The “Core typesNotable accounts that Twitter will review include government officials, entertainers, journalists, and athletes.
Twitter said it could also review accounts that meet other standards, such as: B. being one of the most visited accounts in the user’s country and having “off-Twitter awareness” that could be rated based on Google search trends, Wikipedia references, or news agency coverage.
The company said it could remove the blue badge from accounts that seriously or repeatedly break rules, such as: B. Its policies on hateful conduct, civil integrity, or the glorification of violence. However, these moves would not be automatic and would be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Twitter will also post a list of violations that could cause an applicant’s request for review to be denied, such as: B. if the account has been linked to hateful content or if a group has committed “serious human rights abuses”.
Twitter intends to roll out the final policy on December 17th. Plans were also made for more ways for users to identify with new account types and labels.
With postal wires.