Twitter’s “blue tick” verified status is something that is highly coveted and it basically means that you’re “recognized” as someone whose tweets might mean something, like journalists reporting the news, CEOs and employees of companies, brands, celebrities, and so on. However as you might have heard, Twitter has recently suspended the system.

Now it seems that in a series of tweets, Twitter has announced (via 9to5Mac) that they are revoking the verified status of several accounts that violates its guidelines. “We are conducting an initial review of verified accounts and will remove verification from accounts whose behavior does not fall within these new guidelines. We will continue to review and take action as we work towards a new program we are proud of.”

The company had stated that there had been some confusion regarding the verified status of accounts, where it was meant to authenticate users who claim to be who they say they are, like celebrities, CEOs, and so on, but it seems that some have taken it to mean that Twitter has “endorsed” these people, which is a misunderstanding that they want to clear up. This is why they had suspended the system last week.

Last week’s report also revealed that Twitter is working on a new authentication and verification system, although when exactly that will be rolled out remains to be seen.

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