Twitter is set to revive its coveted blue check-mark next year after putting a three-year pause on the verification process. The revamp is set for ‘early 2021,’ which will include a new public application process and guidelines for keeping the status that is given to accounts of public figures and organizations. Although Twitter has not given details about the proposed rules, it has noted that verified accounts can lose their blue check mark for repeatedly violating the ‘Twitter Rules.’ The rules prohibit a number of actions including abusive and intimidating content, along with ‘false claims on how to participate in civic processes,’ all of which has been seen on President Donald Trump’s account. Trump is currently protected by his ‘world leaders’ status, so any posts he has shared that break Twitters rules have been deemed as ‘newsworthy’ and users should be able to see such tweets. Twitter has confirmed that at the inauguration on January 20, if Trump hands over the presidency to Joe Biden, he will also lose his ‘world leader’ protection. And if Trump continues down the same path he did as president, he could see the check mark removed – and even a potential ban from Twitter…. Read full this story
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