Microblogging platform, Twitter has stopped expanding its verification program due to numerous fake accounts obtaining a checkmark on their accounts. According to the company, it will continue to work on the blue checks application and review process so that only real people can receive the checkmark. The company won’t allow anyone to verify their accounts.
Twitter accounts can be verified to give them an official blue check. This basically confirms that you have an official account. This blue check is most commonly seen on celebrity and athlete accounts. You may have submitted a previous application for verification.
Twitter also stated that it will not make any changes to the verification criteria. The only change would be security-related to verifying only user accounts.
This is not the first time Twitter has stopped its verification process. In 2017, the process was also halted after Twitter received backlash over verifying the accounts of organizers for the ‘Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville.