February 2, 2023

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Twitter has re-enabled the new gray “Official” check mark for actually verified accounts

Okay, so Twitter broke its own verification system by making the blue tick — previously a signal that the account had provided information about its owner’s identity — available for purchase. Yesterday, so about a month ago at the time of Elon Musk, a solution was introduced: gray ticks indicating that the account was official. By the end of the day, those controls had been reversed.

do you have all this Big. After much counterfeiting, hoaxing, and other brand-damaging behavior from the newly purchased blue checks, the gray “official” checks are back.

Brands like Coca-Cola, Twitter, Wired and Ars Technica have the new old gray checks (but don’t @Vergethis is as we promise, our real, different this scammer account). This morning, Musk, the new owner of Twitter, said there are too many.corrupt old blue ‘verify’ tick.

These “corrupt” checks were, of course, unpaid – unlike the ones that caused chaos by counterfeiting brands like Nintendo, Eli Lilly and Tesla. A blue check costs $7.99 as part of Twitter Blue, and Musk said it will be the “big leveler” as he got rid of the gray checks yesterday. Twitter Product Lead Esther Crawford (who now wears a verified stamp purchased from Twitter Blue on your account) said earlier this week that gray checks would return, with a focus on “initially government and commercial entities” rather than individuals.

Screenshot of a Nintendo tweet showing both the blue verification tick and the gray

A Nintendo scammer went viral on Wednesday.

Screenshot of the New York Times Twitter profile showing the gray official tick.

It also returns to media outlets like the New York Times, Ars Technica, and Wired.