Elon Musk Sets New Launch Date For Paid Twitter Verification System

Elon Musk has confirmed that their new paid Checkmark system Twitter The verification is “tentatively” – set for the second time – to begin next Friday, December 2.

Kasturi on Friday specified that the accounts of companies, government officials and entities and individuals would be marked with different colors — “gold check for companies, gray check for government, blue for individuals (celebrity or not)”. And all verified accounts will be manually authenticated before the check is activated.

The tech billionaire said the switch-up in Twitter’s identity verification strategy is “painful, but necessary” – adding that “all verified individual humans will have the same blue check, which constitutes “notable”, otherwise is subjective.”

Going forward, individuals will be able to apply for not only their own blue checkmark, but also a “secondary smaller logo” that confirms their ties to an organization, if they are verified by . (“Longer explanation next week,” Musk tweeted.)

A final point reiterated by Musk today is that “intentional impersonation/deception” will be swiftly dealt with through account suspension. “Organizational affiliation, bio and follower count differentiate between people who actually have the same name,” he said. “We’ll see how it goes.”

Musk first introduced his $8 a month plan for Twitter verification earlier this month, though he paused it on Nov. 11 after noticing that the payment system was enabling the creation of fake accounts.

Musk has touted Twitter’s payments program as a move away from the “lords and peasants system” on the platform that would democratize verification tools for its users. Nevertheless, his decision to demand payment for a resource was swiftly criticized after it was announced by notable figures ranging from United States Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to author Stephen King and actor Mark Ruffalo.

“Elon. Please – for the love of decency – get off Twitter, hand the keys over to someone who does this as a real job, and get on with running Tesla and SpaceX,” the latter wrote .

Musk’s remarks regarding the resumption of the paid program can be found below.