Twitter stops verifying user accounts amid controversy

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If you have been waiting for your blue tick on Twitter, there's a bad news for you. Twitter has stopped verifying user accounts saying that the process of giving out blue ticks has created misinterpretation among the users and needs to be resolved.


“Verification was meant to authenticate identity & voice but it is interpreted as an endorsement or an indicator of importance,” Twitter’s user support division wrote in a tweet. “We recognize that we have created this confusion and need to resolve it.”


Before this halt, public interest accounts which include users in acting, music, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business and other key areas used to get verified.

The social media company drew criticism for the process this week after it conferred a blue tick mark on the account of Jason Kessler, who is credited with orchestrating the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August.

Additionally, the company has also announced that the display name of any Twitter user can be up to 50 characters in length.