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How to obtain the blue verification tick on Twitter

The removal of the blue verification tick on Twitter on April 20, 2023, has caused confusion as trolls and fake news agents use the opportunity to create counterfeit accounts and use them to spread fake news.

This follows a move by Twitter Chief Executive Elon Mask to take away the blue verification tick on accounts that had not paid subscription fees.

A number of mainstream media station including Nation Media Group and Citizen TV were among those that had their blue verification ticks removed leading to a myriad of duplicate accounts spreading fake news.

Here are some of the rules to be followed to get the blue verification tick:

An individual or company/organization account must have a display name and profile photo i.e an individual photo or company/organization photo/logo.

On the other hand, it is required that the account be active in the past 30 days to subscribe to Twitter Blue.

Again, Twitter requires that the account be older than 30 days upon subscription and have a confirmed phone number.

Your account must have no signs of being misleading or deceptive.

“Your account must have no signs of engaging in platform manipulation and spam,” the Twitter help center wrote.

Once the Twitter team verifies that the account met all the requirements, the checkmark will appear.

“As a result of this change, Twitter will no longer be accepting applications for the blue Verification check marks under the previous criteria (active, notable, and authentic),” added the Twitter help center.

To purchase the Twitter blue verification tick, go to the Profile menu on the Twitter app, select Twitter Blue, select the blue Subscribe button, and follow the in-app purchase instructions.

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