According to Dorsey, Twitter’s goal is to open verification for everyone. The company wants users to be able to confirm more facts about themselves, and the service did not have to act as “judges” and take responsibility.
The general director of Twitter did not tell how the verification process will work. Previously, for Twitter verification, users had to prove high media fame and provide links to materials about themselves from popular sites.
In other services, such as Airbnb, verification involves verifying the phone number and e-mail, attaching a page to Facebook and providing a passport scan.
In a conversation with The Verge, David Gasca, product director for Twitter, said that users perceive a check mark of verification quite differently from what the developers intended.
The main problem is that we use a tick to indicate identification. But according to research, users think of it as a sign of trust. It is believed that this person is Twitter and therefore everything he says is reliable and great. But this is not what we had in mind.
The idea of the innovation of Twitter is that by giving a “tick” to all users, developers want to make them treat unverified accounts as suspicious.
However, Dorsey noted that identity verification for Twitter is as important as anonymity. He wants the platform to be a safe place for those who want to express their thoughts without sharing their personal information. The general director also said that the team is working on the allocation of parody accounts with separate identification signs, so that no one could interpret their publications as facts.