As per Twitter’s early-stage products, the company’s executive Esther Crawford mentioned that the social media site would include an “Official” label for a small group of verified accounts that provides for major media organizations and governments. This came into effect when it debuted its new $8 premium subscription plan.
As per the affirmation of Crawford, the updated Twitter Blue subscription service will not verify the users’ identities; this will further permit the paid users to display blue checkmarks on their accounts.
There might be some tension regarding the possibility of impersonating public personalities due to the lack of ID verification.
As per the markings of Yoel Roth, Twitter’s head of safety and integrity, these worries have led to delays in releasing the new version of Twitter Blue until after Tuesday’s midterm elections in the US.
The sources believed that fake accounts for government leaders are a persistent problem for Twitter over the globe.
Crawford stated that not all Twitter accounts previously verified with a blue checkmark would receive the “Official” label. It is said that the label cannot be purchased.
The long list of accounts that will acquire the official label includes governments, businesses, business partners, significant media outlets, publishers, and specific public figures.
Jason Goldman, a former member of the Twitter board and former head of product in the company, stated that adding a new label with the current check marks “creates a confusing system” where previously verified accounts will be regarded as authentic.
Jason Goldman said that it was a complete mess.
The official designation created an internal campaign by Twitter policy executives who had serious reservations about the likelihood and reluctance of international governments to pay for verified check marks.