Twitter confirms it’s working on verification system’s return

Victor Barreiro Jr.
Twitter confirms it’s working on verification system’s return
Twitter confirms a screenshot showing the work on a revamped system, but does not give further details on a date for a public launch

MANILA, Philippines – Twitter is working towards a new system to request verification on the platform, following a shut down of the older system in 2017 and a promise to work on a new verification program for the future.

The revamped verification system was spotted by reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong, who posted a screenshot of it on Twitter. 

 

 

Twitter confirmed to Techcrunch it was working on a revamped system and that Wong’s sleuthing showed the future option to request verification. Twitter added it would also make the guidelines and documentation for the verification process public.

The company, however, would not add further details on a date for the public launch of the documentation or the revamped verification feature.

Twitter previously took down its old verification system in November 2017 while also removing the verified badge for a number of alt-right and white supremacist accounts. The verification badge, as it stood previously, was perceived as an endorsement of specific users. – Rappler.com

 

Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.