The process of verification seems rather random. I was wondering how it is done from an internal point of view ?
- Twitter fai92Tldr: there isn’t a formal public policy at the moment as it’s still being reworked from a couple different ways. A limited number (relatively speaking) of verifications still happen but you have to be sponsored by a staff member (so most often they are for advertisers or large events for example the Olympics needing a bunch of athletes verified etc). Once sponsored though they still need to meet the basic criteria (“you give us a lot of money” is not in it) which basically drills down to “are you notable enough” like looking for certain levels of Alexa ranking for a company, or enough news articles about “you” (not just your product) etc. they’ve always seemed relatively fair though I certainly hope they are able to rework the public policy soon so that normal people can apply.
- @Pizdets I mostly mean that you shouldn’t have to know someone at twitter. Around the world (especially outside US/Europe) there are a lot of groups and people (for example newspapers and journalists) which may not have the right connections but do have issues with fake news or impersonation. I hope it can get easier for them.