Twitter suspends registration verification after multiple fake accounts – Economy and Volkswagen – News

Twitter suspends registration verification after multiple fake accounts – Economy and Volkswagen – News


Twitter has suspended the ability to buy a verification token for subscriptions after a wave of fake accounts from brands and celebrities. The subscription will probably be available again by the end of next week, wrote Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk in a tweet Sunday night. He did not comment further on how the system should be better protected against fake accounts that appear to be fraudulent.

Twitter had just implemented a ticker redesign announced by Musk on Wednesday. So far, they have been given to celebrities, politicians and companies after a Twitter review. According to the new model, anyone who pays eight dollars a month gets a tick. There is no identity check. The answer seems the same in both cases. If you are dealing with an original, truly verified account or with a new, purchased tick becomes clear from the text after clicking on the tick.


Some users created fake accounts believed to be the ticks they bought – for example basketball star LeBron James, the gaming company Nintendo and former President Donald Trump. Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly apologized to Twitter users who were led by a fake account to believe that insulin would be distributed free of charge in the future. A purportedly verified fake Chiquita account announced that it had overthrown the Brazilian government.

Musk bought Twitter two weeks ago for nearly $44 billion. Since then, the company has struggled, among other things, with the reluctance of large advertising clients. Advertising revenue recently made up nearly 90 percent of Twitter’s revenue.