• Twitter puts verification fixes on hold as elections loom

    3 monthes ago - By Engadget

    Twitter has spent the past several months trying to fix its verification mess, but it looks like you'll have to wait a while longer for a solution. New product lead Kayvon Beykpour has announced that Twitter is putting its verification reform efforts...
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  • Twitter is holding off on fixing verification policy to focus on election integrity

    3 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    Twitter is pausing its work on overhauling its verification process, which provides a blue checkmark to public figures, in favor of election integrity, Twitter product lead Kayvon Beykpour tweeted today. That's because, as we enter another election season, “updating our verification program isn't a top priority for us right now ,” he wrote on Twitter this afternoon .
    Last November, Twitter paused its account verifications as it tried to figure out a way to address confusion around what it means to be verified. That decision came shortly after people criticized Twitter for having verified...
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  • Twitter says it doesn't ‘have the bandwidth' to fix verification right now

    Twitter says it doesn't ‘have the bandwidth' to fix verification right now

    3 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Twitter doesn't presently “have the bandwidth” to overhaul its verification system, the company's new head of product announced today. This comes despite Twitter's continued acknowledgement that it must bring transparency and a clear process to verification and the blue checkmark, which has been stamped on accounts belonging to an erratic mix of world leaders, celebrities, athletes, business executives, journalists, and also alt-right nationalists. The company maintains that verification is fundamentally intended to confirm an account's authenticity - not signal any sort of endorsement...
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