The Twitter evaluate course of is open for the primary time since 2017

Jack Dorsey, CEO and Co-Founder of Twitter, speaks to students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi, India on November 12, 2018.

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Twitter reopened its verification request process to the public on Thursday for the first time since its hiatus in November 2017.

The company is introducing a new method of requesting verification that involves adding a check mark to an account’s Twitter profile to signal the authenticity of an account to other users.

To request verification, an account must have a profile that includes a picture and a verified email address or phone number. The user must have been active in the service in the last six months and have documented compliance with company rules.

Additionally, accounts must fall into one of six categories that Twitter will consider for review. These categories are:

  • government
  • Companies, brands and organizations
  • News organizations and journalists
  • entertainment
  • Sport and play
  • Activists, organizers, and other influential people

The company announced it would add more categories later this year, such as scholars, academics, and religious leaders.

The verification application will gradually roll out to users over the next few weeks. It will appear on the Account Settings tab of the service.

Users who have been approved will automatically see the confirmation icon. Those who are rejected will be able to reapply 30 days after receiving the decision from Twitter.

The new application process comes after the company suspended reviews in November 2017 after receiving criticism of its decision to review from Jason Kessler. He was one of the organizers of the Unite the Right rally in August 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which a woman died.

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