The verification seal confusion of the twitter got a new episode. After all the novel started by Elon Musk, the social network will now have a new indicator to warn users that the profile is official. Meanwhile, the blue medal will be used for Blue subscribers.
The novelty aims to put an end to the mess started by Musk. In case you are not aware, the new owner of the social network has informed that the blue verification seal will be available for those who pay $8 a month via Twitter Blue🇧🇷 But this did not have a good repercussion – after all, the indicator is used to confirm an identity.
Some people even made fun of the billionaire to prove that this would not be a good idea. For this, users with confirmed accounts changed the name of the profile to “Elon Musk” and began to publish several tweets pretending to be the businessman. The prank resulted in immediate suspensions even before the moderation board debuted.🇧🇷
Twitter, this time, seems to have a solution to the controversy. This Tuesday (8), the director of product management, Esther Crawford, announced the introduction of a second verification seal. Yes, to solve the confusion created by Elon Musk, the social network intends to make available two verification stamps.
“Many people have asked how you will be able to distinguish between Twitter Blue subscribers with blue checkmarks and accounts verified as official,” tweeted🇧🇷 “That’s why we’re introducing the ‘Official’ label to select accounts when we launch.”
“Official” Seal Won’t Be for Everyone
The director gave more explanation in the following tweets. According to Crawford, not all previously verified accounts will receive the “Official” label. That is, if you already have the blue badge to confirm your identity on the social network, this is no guarantee that your profile will receive the new indicator.
“Accounts that will receive it include government accounts, commercial companies, business partners, major media outlets, publishers and some public figures,” he explained.
Fortunately, no one will be able to buy the “Official” seal.
Users criticize and make fun of Twitter’s decision
The measure may seem interesting, but it looks like it will cause more confusion than help. After all, the new seal will appear below the person’s name, and still in a very shy way. Meanwhile, the blue indicator will remain there, colored, next to the name, in a way that anyone will identify by tapping it with their eyes.
And it is not for less that the idea became the target of criticism and jokes. Let’s start with famous social media consultant Matt Navarra:
h/t @davidnavarro pic.twitter.com/WRfYxJm8Sp
— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) November 9, 2022
Other users joined in the chorus. This is the case with a profile identified as “Monkey Chunk”, which made the following observation about the seal: “Verified account, but we are also removing verification from most journalists and anyone who makes fun of Elon Musk”.
Analyst Oliver Alexander also criticized the decision. “Instead of keeping the old verification system and then implementing a new system for Twitter Blue accounts, Twitter decided to completely destroy the old system and then implement a new system to replace it.” stated🇧🇷 For him, they were two efforts to have “a worse result”.
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