Washington Post: Twitter said it fixed ‘verification.’ So I impersonated a senator (again).

Washington Post: Twitter said it fixed ‘verification.’ So I impersonated a senator (again).. “After Blue 2.0 (my term for it) launched on Dec. 12, I made another faux Markey and applied for verification. Some of Twitter’s new requirements slowed down the process — and might dissuade some impatient impersonators — but the company never asked to see a form of identification. Last week, up popped a blue check mark on my @SenatorEdMarkey account. Oops! I did it again. Twitter didn’t reply to a request for comment. After I published this story, Twitter suspended the @SenatorEdMarkey account.”

Independent: Elon Musk announces delay for $8 Twitter Blue verified badges in latest setback

Independent: Elon Musk announces delay for $8 Twitter Blue verified badges in latest setback. “Elon Musk has announced a further delay to his controversial plans to allow anyone on Twitter to become ‘verified’ by paying $8 per month. Mr Musk, who bought the social network for $44bn last month, said on Tuesday that he was ‘punting’ the relaunch of his new Twitter Blue service to 29 November ‘to make sure that it is rock solid’”

BBC: Twitter drama continues with blue-tick confusion

BBC: Twitter drama continues with blue-tick confusion. “People on and off the platform have been raising concerns about the direction Twitter is going in under its new billionaire leader. The grey ‘Official’ badges returned less than two days after being removed. And it’s now being reported that Twitter has paused letting people sign up to it’s Twitter Blue subscription.”

Ars Technica: Musk-led Twitter rolls out new ‘Official’ tags, removes them hours later

Ars Technica: Musk-led Twitter rolls out new ‘Official’ tags, removes them hours later. “Twitter is rolling out the $7.99-per-month version of its Twitter Blue subscription, which adds a blue checkmark to your profile. But with Twitter CEO Elon Musk’s move to paid checkmarks raising concerns about impersonation, Twitter also deployed a new ‘Official’ label for notable accounts. However, in news that probably won’t surprise you, the Official label rollout is already chaotic.”

Vox: The ridiculous but important Twitter verification debate, explained

Vox: The ridiculous but important Twitter verification debate, explained. “If you’re one of the many people in the world who don’t use Twitter, you may not understand exactly what a blue check is, why you should care about it, or why it seems to be so crucial to Musk’s business plan for Twitter. You may think none of this applies to you. Directly, it probably doesn’t. But the blue checks are about more than just a badge next to a name.”

Liam O’Dell: Twitter finally explains its new verification categories – a month after I asked about them

Liam O’Dell: Twitter finally explains its new verification categories – a month after I asked about them . “The latest update, reported by this website in late December, sees the activist category split into two separate categories: ‘activists and organisers’ and ‘content creators and other influential individuals’. Specific information for freelance journalists has also been added under the ‘news organisation or individual’ category. However, for both content creators and activists in the UK and US, the controversial 100,000 follower target remains.”

Bleeping Computer: As Twitter removes blue badges for many, phishing targets verified accounts

Bleeping Computer: As Twitter removes blue badges for many, phishing targets verified accounts . “Verified accounts on Twitter refer to those possessing a blue badge with a checkmark. These accounts typically represent notable influencers, prominent celebrities, politicians, journalists, activists, as well as government and private organizations. The phishing campaign follows Twitter’s recent removal of the checkmarks from a number of verified accounts, citing that these were ineligible for the legendary status, and were verified in error.”

StarTribune: Twitter rejects blue check mark verification for former Viking, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page

StarTribune: Twitter rejects blue check mark verification for former Viking, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page. “A spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a seat on Minnesota’s highest court and a shiny medal symbolizing the nation’s highest civilian honor. Apparently Alan Page needs to work a little bit harder to achieve the ‘notability’ that Twitter requires before it bestows one of its coveted blue check marks signaling verification of authenticity.”

MakeUseOf: How to Get Verified on Twitter and Finally Get That Blue Check Mark

MakeUseOf: How to Get Verified on Twitter and Finally Get That Blue Check Mark. “Twitter, like most social media platforms, offers a verification system. Its purpose is to clearly identify legitimate high-profile accounts, proving that other users can trust who that account claims to represent. In May 2021, Twitter re-opened the verification process to everyone. Here’s how to apply for Twitter verification, and what you should know about the process.”

9to5 Mac: Twitter officially relaunching verification program in January, here are the details

9to5Mac: Twitter officially relaunching verification program in January, here are the details. “In November, Twitter officially confirmed it would be bringing back its account verification process in early 2021 and shared a policy draft. Now the company has shared all of the fine details on how the relaunched system will work along with how user feedback shaped the new Twitter verification program that’s arriving in January 2021.”