Twitter will limit “for you” polls and recommendations to verified users starting April 15

Twitter will limit “for you” polls and recommendations to verified users starting April 15

Twitter will limit "for you" polls and recommendations to verified users starting April 15

Twitter CEO Elon Musk announced on Tuesday that only verified accounts would be eligible to be featured in For You recommendations and also revealed the reason behind it.

Musk’s tweet said: “Starting April 15, only verified accounts will be eligible to be featured in For You recommendations. This is the only realistic way to deal with the takeover of advanced AI bot swarms. Otherwise, it’s a losing battle. Voting in the polls will require verification for the same reason.”

According to him, this is the only realistic way to advance the swarms of AI robots taking over.

And for the same reason, voting in polls requires verification.

This new plan will start from April 15.

Recently, Twitter announced that it will remove blue checkmarks for older verified accounts starting April 1.

The microblogging site will remove the verified tick status from accounts that Twitter had verified as notable before Elon Musk’s takeover, unless they subscribed to Twitter Blue or the Twitter Verified Organizations plan focused on people. businesses, Variety reported.

The only individual Twitter users who will have checked the blue ticks are those who pay for Twitter Blue, which in the United States costs $8 per month (about 600 rupees) via the web and $11 per month (about 900 rupees) via the Internet. ‘application. payment on iOS and Android.

Earlier, the company also announced that Twitter Blue is now available globally.

“On April 1, we will begin ending our legacy verification program and removing legacy verification checkmarks. To keep your blue checkmark on Twitter, individuals can sign up for Twitter Blue,” Twitter posted from its handle. official. Twitter, however, hasn’t revealed how it will treat the accounts of people who have “notables” listed on them.

For businesses and brands, Twitter recently introduced a gold checkmark and moved government accounts to a gray checkmark. As previously reported, a subscription to the social network’s new Twitter Verified Organizations program in the United States — which will be the only way to maintain a gold or gray checkmark badge — will cost $1,000 per month (plus tax) and $50 per month (plus tax) for each additional affiliate sub-account.

Twitter first introduced verified accounts in 2009 to help users identify that celebrities, politicians, businesses and brands, news outlets and other “public interest” accounts were genuine and not accounts of impostors or parody. The company did not previously charge for verification.

Musk launched Twitter Blue with the tick badge as one of the premium perks within two weeks of taking over the company.

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