Twitter announces verification changes via Periscope

After struggling with the program that verifies accounts, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey explained in a live video that everyone would get the blue checkmark.

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Twitter says it finally has a solution to its verification symbol crisis: Verify everyone.

The company has faced turmoil and scrutiny over the practice in which an account is given a blue checkmark next to the user’s Twitter handle. After opening verification for all accounts in 2016, the company has been criticized for giving the status symbol to unsavory accounts, leading Twitter to halt verification at the end of last year.

Now CEO Jack Dorsey says Twitter is going to verify everyone—eventually.

Dorsey shared the news in a live video on Periscope.

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— jack (@jack) March 8, 2018

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