Twitter’s revamped verification system will be relaunching next week with more colors. Before the launch of the new multicolored verification system, all the previously verified accounts will be manually authenticated to avoid impersonation and spam. Elon Musk wrote, “Gold check for companies, grey check for government, blue for individuals (celebrity or not) and all verified accounts will be manually authenticated before check activates.” He further mentioned that it’s a painful process but necessary to bring the ongoing chaos to an end.
Multicolored Verification System
Under the new multicolored verification system, companies will get a gold checkmark, government officials will get a grey checkmark, and a blue checkmark will be given to individuals even if they are not celebrities which means that this service will be available to anyone who pays $8/month subscription fees.
All verified individual humans will have same blue check, as boundary of what constitutes “notable” is otherwise too subjective.
Individuals can have secondary tiny logo showing they belong to an org if verified as such by that org.
Longer explanation next week.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 25, 2022
Elon Musk further explained that individuals could have a second tiny logo to denote that they belong to a particular organization. However, the organization must verify that a person works for them in a specific position. He explained that all verified individual humans would have the same blue check, as the boundary of what constitutes ‘notable’ is otherwise too subjective.
Musk Offers General Amnesty to Suspended Twitter Accounts
Elon Musk has announced a general amnesty for suspended Twitter accounts after a majority of votes in a poll on his account backed the move. The poll asked if a general amnesty should be offered to accounts provided they have not broken the law or engaged in spam; out of 3.1 million recorded votes, 72% voted in favor of an amnesty. Musk announced the results by saying, “The people have spoken,” he used the Latin phrase “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” which means “the voice of the people [is] the voice of God.”