Last updated: April 24, 2023, 1:23 AM IST
According to Bloomberg, Twitter users are expressing confusion and anger over the social media platform’s recent changes to its verification system.
The removal of outdated blue check marks has led to a proliferation of fake accounts, and users have noticed inconsistencies in the verification process, particularly regarding deceased celebrities.
Some Twitter users were surprised to see the blue checkmarks next to the profiles of people like NBA player Kobe Bryant, who passed away in 2020.
Others were angered by the verification of profiles of individuals such as Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent journalist and columnist who was murdered in 2018.
These developments have led to more confusion and frustration among Twitter users, who struggle to navigate the platform’s evolving verification policies.
While the intent of the changes may have been to improve transparency and accuracy, many users feel that the new system has only made things more complicated and confusing.
While no clear explanation has been given as to why the Twitter accounts of deceased celebrities have been verified, Elon Musk has previously announced that he is personally covering the cost of Twitter Blue subscriptions for some users who have criticized the rollout of the paid subscription service.
Overall, the situation highlights the challenges social media companies face in balancing the need for security and accuracy with the desire for openness and accessibility.
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