Twitter plans to expand its 'verified' service to anyone
CEO Jack Dorsey admits the current system, meant to indicate authenticity, is "broken." In the meantime, Twitter is focused on verification of political candidates.
Ian SherrContributor and Former Editor at Large / News
Ian Sherr (he/him/his) grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, so he's always had a connection to the tech world. As an editor at large at CNET, he wrote about Apple, Microsoft, VR, video games and internet troubles. Aside from writing, he tinkers with tech at home, is a longtime fencer -- the kind with swords -- and began woodworking during the pandemic.
Verification was originally bestowed on celebrities as a way to let you know an account wasn't fake. The program expanded to other high-profile figures (and even journalists), but it remained an elusive goal for many users.