The Verge: Twitter verified a fake account in the Norwegian government, but it’s not Twitter’s fault

The Verge: Twitter verified a fake account in the Norwegian government, but it’s not Twitter’s fault. “Twitter verified a fake account for Norway’s new Minister of Finance, but apparently, it’s not Twitter’s fault. As first reported by Norwegian tech site NRKbeta, the Prime Minister’s Office and Norway’s Security Authority (NSM) mistakenly passed along a fake account for verification.”

NBC News: Twitch releases new safety feature amid scrutiny over ‘hate raids’

NBC News: Twitch releases new safety feature amid scrutiny over ‘hate raids’. “Phone-verified chats will allow targeted creators to have more control over who can participate in their communities, Twitch said in a blogpost Wednesday. The move will require all or some users to verify phone their numbers before they can participate in streamers’ chats, which could help reduce targeted attacks by bots. Once users verify the phone numbers to their accounts, they will not need to verify them again for other channels.”

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.”

Newsweek: Danny DeVito Gets Twitter Verification Back After Abrupt Loss of Status Sparks Outrage

Newsweek: Danny DeVito Gets Twitter Verification Back After Abrupt Loss of Status Sparks Outrage. “Danny DeVito’s Twitter account was briefly unverified before being reinstated, after he tweeted support for striking Nabisco workers. As walkouts spread across U.S. Nabisco bakeries, with union workers protesting proposed changes amid contract negotiations, screen star DeVito took to Twitter to express solidarity on Wednesday.”

Liam O’Dell: I asked Twitter your questions about verification – here’s what they said

Liam O’Dell: I asked Twitter your questions about verification – here’s what they said. Twitter recently suspended its verification program, but there’s interesting info here. “With the #VerifyDisabledTwitter campaign raising more questions than answers about Twitter’s elusive verification process, campaign founder and Deaf journalist Liam O’Dell secured an exclusive chat with Twitter to learn more about the blue tick.”

Liam O’Dell: Twitter responds to the #VerifyDisabledTwitter campaign

Liam O’Dell: Twitter responds to the #VerifyDisabledTwitter campaign. “In what feels like a very frustrating case of déjà vu, I am again submitting a request to Twitter to have my account verified. Almost a month after the first attempt, nearly 100 fellow disabled activists have told me they’ve had their requests rejected too. After some help from my good friend Poppy Field, the #VerifyDisabledTwitter campaign was launched.”

BetaNews: Twitter will let you know why you’re not worthy (of being verified)

BetaNews: Twitter will let you know why you’re not worthy (of being verified). “Being able to apply for Twitter verification is, of course, absolutely no guarantee of being verified, and huge number of people have been disappointed to be rejected. Unhelpfully, Twitter has — until now — failed to make it clear why a request for a blue badge has been denied. But now the company says it will be providing more detail.”

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.”