On Saturday, Twitter was embroiled in a new controversy due to the brief removal of the verified blue badge from the personal account of Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu. Soon after the incident was exposed, a large number of netizens questioned the issue of the removal of the Weibo platform. Some also claimed that removing the verified blue badge (aka the blue tick) from the Vice President’s personal account was a biased decision. However, Twitter confirmed to Advertisement Shout that this is because the referenced account has been inactive since July 2020.

In addition to the personal account of the vice president, Twitter recently removed its verified blue badge from the accounts of other Indian political figures. Twitter account of the person in charge of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Mohan Bagwat One of the people who lost the verification badge. However, this is not a case of Twitter acting specifically on these accounts.

The recent removal of the blue badge or blue tick is a result of Twitter New verification policy Among them it defines that if the account becomes inactive or incomplete, the badge and verification status may be deleted. The new policy took effect on January 22 this year.

Some people pointed out that various other accounts on Twitter have not posted any new tweets for a period of time, but they still have verified badges. This is because Twitter’s definition of inactivity is not based solely on the frequency of new tweets from the account.

“Inactivity is based on login. Please note that you may not be able to tell whether an account is currently inactive, because not all signs of account activity are publicly visible,” Twitter stated in its Inactive account policy.

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Twitter requires users to log in at least once every six months to keep their accounts active on the platform. This is crucial, especially if users want to keep their verified blue badge. Users with verified status also need to have a complete account, which should include a verified email address or phone number, profile picture, and display name.

Twitter famous In a blog post detailing its new verification policy, users who are at risk of losing their verification badge will receive an automatic email and in-app notification telling them what changes need to be made to avoid the badge being automatically deleted.

It is also important to note that the Weibo platform does not have any plans to automatically remove verified badges from the inactive accounts of people who no longer live. This means that you may continue to see the badge on the account associated with the deceased person.

Last month, Twitter also restarted its verification application process and began accepting six different categories of new personal information verification requests. After the company suspended accepting new verification requests in 2017, more than four years have passed since the restart of the verification process.


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Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Advertisement Shout in New Delhi. Jagmeet is a senior reporter for Advertisement Shout and often writes about applications, computer security, Internet services, and telecommunications development. Jagmeet is available on Twitter @JagmeetS13 or email to jagmeets@Advertisement Shout.com. Please send your clues and tips.more

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