Twitter account verification program in India is going to start again. Twitter has taken this decision after facing constant criticism for the last two years. The company has given this information in one of its blog posts. The Twitter account verification program may begin in the new year. At the same time, the company has already asked for feedback which has started and it will end on December 8, 2020.
Twitter stopped public verification in the year 2017. Now, three years later, the company is going to resume account verification, although many medical, political, journalists, actors and social workers have had their accounts verified during this period.
In the initial phase in the new year, there will be six types of accounts verified including government companies, brands, non-profit organizations, news, entertainment, sports, organizers and other influential people, although Twitter has also said that those accounts are also verified Will be done, whose followers are very high. The company said that verification of those accounts that violate the rules or violate the rules repeatedly. The blue baggage of hate posts, violent posts and those posting against the integrity of the country will be removed, although the process will not be automatic.
Twitter has also proposed the criteria to automatically remove verification from an account if, for example, it’s inactive or if the profile is incomplete, as well as grounds to deny or remove verification from certain qualified accounts that are found to be in repeated violation of the Twitter Rules. “We recognise that there are many verified accounts on Twitter who should not be. We plan to start by automatically removing badges from accounts that are inactive or have incomplete profiles to help streamline our work and to expand this to include additional types of accounts over the course of 2021,” Twitter said.
The microblogging website is also planning other ways to distinguish accounts on Twitter with new account types and labels. More information on this will be shared in the coming days.