Twitter, With the $8 verification badge on the way, it would be simple for people to pretend as famous persons, requiring the need for an official badge.
In the midst of the Twitter $8 verification badge mania, many government leaders and celebrities are cautious of impersonations on the service. Because of the simple verification badge that is available, they believe that anyone may use their name and have a confirmed account.
In response to the uproar, Twitter announced that it would continue to charge $8 for the verification badge, but that it would also create a “official badge” for high-profile accounts to distinguish them from those confirmed through the $8 purchase.
According to Esther Crawford, Twitter’s director of product management, who was speaking about the new feature, fake government accounts are a huge concern for the company. This problem will be addressed by the official credential, which, unlike the $8 verification badge, will not be available for purchase.
Crawford claims that the credential will be offered to government officials, significant media outlets, corporations, associates, and other public figures.
The $8 Twitter verification checks are now available for purchase; subscribers to Twitter Blue will receive them automatically. Twitter’s “official badges” have not yet been made available, but they will be soon for all prominent accounts.