Elon Musk has announced that Twitter reviews will resume next week with color-coded categories for individuals, government accounts, and businesses. Twitter’s new owners said the platform would launch a new verification service next Friday. Verified accounts have a blue checkmark (or checkmark) for individuals, a gray checkmark for “government,” and a gold checkmark for businesses, Musk said. Tesla’s boss did not say whether the government tick would also apply to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or state agencies
He added that all verified accounts are “manually verified” before receiving ticks. Over 400,000 Twitter accounts now have a blue checkmark to indicate they are authentic sources. Musk declined to say whether the new authentication service will be part of Twitter’s premium, Twitter Blue. Twitter Blue charged $7.99 for BlueTick when it launched earlier this month. As companies like Eli Lilly and Tesla, he can be purchased for less than $10. The revision was immediately withdrawn.
The verification change was announced as mask-suspended accounts paved the way for returning to the platform next week. He announced Thursday that banned accounts will be offered a “general pardon” if they don’t break the law or “engage in egregious spam.” The banned accounts on Twitter included British right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins and Steve Bannon, a former adviser to Donald Trump.