A new color code for the launch of Verified, Twitter’s new authentication system. “A gold checkmark for businesses, a gray checkmark for governments, blue for individuals (celebrities or not) and all verified accounts will be manually authenticated before verification is activated,” Elon Musk detailed on Friday.
The billionaire, new owner of the social network, announced the start of the device for Friday, December 2, before apologizing for the delay.
On Twitter, the contractor clarified that all authenticated individual accounts will have the same blue badge, but some may eventually display “a small secondary logo indicating they belong to an organization if verified as such by that organization.”
A first version had been withdrawn
The new authentication system wanted by the boss of Tesla has been causing confusion and misunderstanding for several weeks. The 51-year-old wants to offer a paid subscription at $8 per month allowing all users who wish to obtain the famous blue tick, which was previously free but reserved for accounts considered notorious.
A first version of this new system had fallen short at the beginning of November, many accounts then posing as celebrities or companies. Faced with the ambient cacophony, Elon Musk had decided to postpone the launch date, before postponing it indefinitely.