Twitter is bringing back its verification process, first reported by tech blogger Jane Manchun Wong:
Twitter is working on “Request Verification” 👀
(I’m not Twitter employee. I’m not tech support) pic.twitter.com/ED58QsD7kM
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) June 7, 2020
Twitter later confirmed the feature to TechCrunch, and specified that it will, for the first time, publicly reveal who or what qualifies for the blue check mark. Twitter verification rules used to be completely internal—you could apply and make your case, but Twitter’s actual rules were never clearly delineated—and it wasn’t always clear why Twitter gave verification to some people and not others. Now the exact qualifications will be public, for better or for worse.