Twitter pauses new public Verification program after a week

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Twitter has announced that it is no longer accepting applications for verification just after a week of relaunching the program.

Twitter officially commenced its verification program last week allowing users to apply for verification through their profile.  Twitter outlined six different categories of users eligible for verification as follows:

  • Government
  • Companies, brands, and organizations
  • News organizations and journalists
  • Entertainment
  • Sports and gaming
  • Activists, organizers, and other influential individuals

Twitter is focusing on three main goals with its new verification program: transparency, credibility, and clarity. The social network says that in order to be verified, the user needs to be notable, authentic, and active.

However, it seems Twitter wasn’t quite prepared for the volume of verification requests and as such, the company is temporarily pausing the program while it plays catchup.

The company promises to reopen requests soon, but no further details are currently available.

“We’re rolling in verification requests,” Twitter wrote in a statement today. “So we gotta hit pause on accepting any more for now while we review the ones that have been submitted.”

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