• Twitter's new Verified service will include gold checks for companies, Elon Musk confirms

    1 day ago - By Engadget

    Twitter plans to launch its updated Verified program next Friday with manual authentication and different colored check marks for different types of users, Elon Musk has tweeted. "Gold check for companies, grey check for government, blue for individuals and all verified accounts will be manually authenticated before check activates," he said. Musk previously stated that Twitter would "probably use different color check for organizations than individuals." However, this is the first time he's revealed what those colors will likely be. It's not clear if all verified users including...
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  • Elon Musk says Twitter will begin manually authenticating Blue, Grey, and Gold accounts as soon as next week

    Elon Musk says Twitter will begin manually authenticating Blue, Grey, and Gold accounts as soon as next week

    1 day ago - By The Verge

    Elon's answer to Twitter verification hell is to go back to manually authenticating accounts. Oh, and making the tick a different color. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
    Elon Musk says that Twitter's check mark program could return on Friday, December 2nd, with a new procedure to verify individual identities in order to resolve impersonation issues. Musk described the new manual authentication process as “ painful, but necessary. ” Verified check marks will also be expanded with additional colors - gold for companies, grey for the government, and the original blue for individual...
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  • Elon Musk says Twitter's new multicoloured verification will launch next week

    1 day ago - By TechCrunch

    After messing up the first launch of Twitter's “power to the people” verification system, Elon Musk said that the social network will tentatively roll out a new multicolored verification system next week.
    The owner of Twitter said that, under this scheme, companies will get a gold checkmark, government officials will get a grey checkmark - probably similar to the “official” checkmark it's currently trying out with some prominent accounts - and the blue checkmark will be dedicated to individuals even if they are not celebrities. That would mean that the blue check mark will be used with...
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  • Musk says granting 'amnesty' to suspended Twitter accounts

    1 day ago - By Phys.org

    New Twitter owner Elon Musk said Thursday that he is granting "amnesty" for suspended accounts, which online safety experts predict will spur a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation.
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