Twitter pauses verification requests just a week after it relaunched

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Twitter started accepting verification requests last week for the first time since 2017. Twitter is pausing new applications for now as it has to review the current stack of profiles. It looks like Twitter has received applications more than it anticipated.

“We’re rolling in verification requests. So we gotta hit pause on accepting any more for now while we review the ones that have been submitted,” Twitter announced. It added that the verification process will be reopened soon. After a halt of over three years, Twitter reopened public applications last week. It had stopped taking verification requests in November 2017 as people interpreted the verified status as an indicator of importance or endorsement.

Twitter has reworked its verification program, opening it to eligible users from the government, companies, brands and organizations, news organizations and journalists, entertainment, sports and gaming, activists, organizers, and other…

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