Users signing up for new accounts on Twitter will now need to authenticate their accounts with either an email address or a phone number, the social media company has said. The authentication process which has been a standard across multiple social platforms is finally making its way on to Twitter as a way to curb abusive or fake accounts. In a blog post, Twitter said that new users will now have to confirm either an email address or phone number when they sign up for the platform. This change will be rolled out later this year, and the company says that its two-year-old Trust and Safety Council will also be working with NGOs to “ensure this change does not hurt someone in a high-risk environment where anonymity is important.” Twitter has said that it will also start “auditing existing accounts…
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