Soon, Twitter may open up verification to all users: CEO Jack Dorsey

Soon, Twitter may open up verification to all users: CEO Jack Dorsey

Soon, Twitter may open up verification to all users: CEO Jack Dorsey

Twitter introduced the blue checkmark in 2009, initially to public figures such as celebrities, but has since expanded to others like journalists and bloggers.

Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey said Friday that the company intends to find a way to allow all users to verify. But Twitter eventually wants to take that a step further, Dorsey said today.

Although Twitter does not have the tools to measure the effectiveness of longer content, Dorsey says increasing the character limit to 280 and implementing threads has been helpful.

In 2016 Twitter started to accept verification requests from the public however was later removed after Twitter faced backlash for verifying several controversial figures, including members of the so-called alt-right movement including Richard Spencer, Jason Kessler and Laura Loomer.

However, the social media platform has struggled to come to a universally applicable solution for use of the verified status. Following that suit, Twitter announced the Verified Accounts program.

Unfortunately, the badge also became a status symbol and a sign of credibility.

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However, in November a year ago, the micro-blogging site announced that it would soon suspend verification badges for some of its verified users, in lieu of the misconceptions hovering around its verification procedures.

The social networking platform's chief executive said Thursday that the verification process is "very broken" in part because some people have seen the badge as an endorsement from the company rather than as an identity verification benchmark.

Dorsey admits the site has a lot of work to do around measuring - and ultimately, improving - the health of the platform, but said they'll continue to do more livestreams addressing the issues.

Now you can feel special too: Twitter is looking to open up its verification process to regular folk. Twitter believes what they're saying something great and authentic, which is not at all what we mean by the checkmark.

Sure, Twitter wants to break away from the idea that check marks mean the company "stands behind" what you're posting, but, as Quartz stated, it "must find a way to signal how certain accounts belong to real people, without implying that what the person shares is credible".

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