Twitter's Verified User Policy Creates Confusion
- Apr 03, 2023
Twitter has been making waves in the past week with its changes to the verified user program. CEO Elon Musk called out a specific case, and a new report indicated that 10,000 of the top-followed sites would retain their legacy checkmarks. Now, Twitter is displaying the same status for both legacy verified and Twitter Blue subscribers, raising questions about the long-term implications.
The confusion began when Twitter announced that it would be winding down the legacy verified program on April 1st, but with a caveat that some cases would be exempt. This included users like Elon Musk, who has a verified account. At the same time, Twitter also said that it would be introducing a new program called Twitter Blue. It was designed to give users more access to features, as well as the ability to keep their legacy checkmarks.
However, the new report suggested that, even if users didn't subscribe to Twitter Blue, they would still be able to retain their legacy checkmarks. This means that both legacy verified and Twitter Blue users now have the same status, making it difficult to tell them apart.
It's unclear what this means for the long-term implications of the verified user program. Twitter has yet to comment on the situation, leaving users in the dark about the future of the program. What's clear is that Twitter's handling of verified users continues to shift, and the confusion that has been created is unlikely to go away anytime soon.
Twitter's confusion over the verified user program is creating a lot of uncertainty for users. It remains to be seen how the program will evolve in the future and whether the legacy checkmarks will remain or be removed. In the meantime, it's important for users to stay informed and remain vigilant about Twitter's handling of the verified user program.
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