Twitter' validated' bot accounts

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July 13, 2021, 2:00 PM UTC

The microblogging site has relaunched the public verification applications for its coveted blue badge.

According to the Daily Dot, Twitter has suspended a "small number" of bogus accounts that it accidentally validated. The news comes only weeks after the firm re-launched its public verification system following the discovery of six faulty validated accounts on June 16th by data scientist Conspirador Norteño.

The six accounts had not posted even a single tweet, and two of them had profile pictures that were stock photos. As per Twitter's platform manipulation and spam policy, those accounts have been permanently suspended and their verification badges removed.

However, the whole event points out inadequacies in Twitter's verification process. The company revamped the public verification of applications with a new set of qualifying requirements, including "authentic, prominent, and active" profiles.

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