Now, you may soon get a Blue tick on Twitter

Now, you may soon get a Blue tick on Twitter

Twitter's better version verification system is coming soon, CEO Dorsey made the comment during a Periscope live stream.

Twitter is looking into opening up its verification process for everyone.

During a 45 minute long Periscope live stream Twitter said that their end-goal for verification is to create a system which users can verify facts about themselves to gain a verified Twitter handle, not necessarily for Twitter to be the judge of who can be verified, removing any bias on its part and revamping the system which now requires the company to individually select users for verification.

Twitter came out to specify that the blue tick was to be seen as verification and not as an endorsement or approval, as it had come to be perceived. However, in 2017, Twitter suspended this feature after it received backlash after the verification badge was given to controversial figures.

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The current verification process is controlled by Twitter, which Dorsey admitted can unavoidably appear as though the company is endorsing certain kinds of accounts.

In 2016, Twitter allowed anyone to request verification but asked users to justify the same.

It's complicated. A little blue check mark can say so much, but that's part of the problem, stated Director of Product Management David Gasca, who is leading a team to rework their verification system. That's why Twitter's decision to verify white supremacists like Unite the Right rally organizer Jason Kessler has been contentious. While the accounts were real and the users were arguably people of interest, providing them with the blue check mark seemed to some users like Twitter giving them a seal of approval rather than simply verifying their identity. "Overall, we're just thinking about the profile on the platform and how can we increase context so that you know, when you see someone, how to evaluate what they're saying ... how you should interpret their message based on who they are and what their history is". Mr. Gasca also added that "They think of it as credibility".

"We have a lot of work ahead, it's not going to be overnight". Being open is going to be uncomfortable for them in many ways.