The new Twitter verification system is said to have two tiers, one that requires a paid subscription, and another which requires no more than Twitter selecting the account as official.
The latter will not be available with a fee, according to Twitter VP, Esther Crawford.
After a series of tweets, Crawford confirmed that verified posts would only be given to official governmental accounts, commercial companies, business partners, major media outlets, publishers and some public figures.
The latest added tier seems to address the criticisms that have arisen since the company’s new CEO, Elon Musk, announced a paid subscription for verified accounts and has allowed anyone from the internet to sign up for the service.
There were concerns about imposters and scammers exploiting the system. In response to Musk’s criticism, Twitter users changed their name to Elon Musk to prove their point, despite Musk’s promise to ban any accounts impersonating others.
Twitter verification system set to roll out in coming days, Engadget reported,