On Thursday, Twitter announced that it would roll-0ut a new verification application process and would being reviewing public applications by users who wish to receive verified tag or 'blue tick'. A user can now submit an application to request verification from the app's account settings, the social media giant said. In the next few weeks, as the facility starts rolling out to everyone, one can request for verification under the 'Verified' option in the 'Account' subsection of the sidebar menu "Settings and Privacy", Twitter said. The official Twitter page of Twitter Verified said that once a user has opened the application link under the 'Verified" option, the user needs to choose the eligible verification category, choose the method of identity confirmation and then finally submit the request. https://twitter.com/verified/status/1395400234952441862 In November 2017, Twitter paused its public verification programme after the platform received feedback that many felt were arbitrary and confusing. It de-prioritised the work because of the US Elections 2020 and so on. Last year in November, Twitter came up with a plan to re-introduce the verification programme and invited public consultation. The platform then received feedback from 20,000 people on the draft of its new verification policy, based on which the present policy has been formulated. Under the Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021, which were issued in February this year, users of significant social media intermediaries must be provided with a facility to voluntarily verify themselves. Rule 5(7) of the IT Rules 2021…
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