Twitter’s New Feature is Restricting Responses from Unverified Accounts
The recent development on Elon Musk’s platform, X (formerly Twitter) is allowing users to restrict responses from unverified accounts.
This update comes nearly a year after the introduction of paid verification through
Twitter Blue, where users are able to obtain blue checkmarks for a monthly fee of $7.99.
This change potentially makes it more challenging for non-subscribers to combat misinformation, a growing concern among researchers.
Advocates suggest that limiting responses to verified accounts, whether through payment, phone numbers, or even government ID, might help alleviate issues like harassment, trolling, and the spread of false information.
However, some argue that this measure may not entirely solve the problem, given the continued presence of bots with verified labels and the existing state of the platform.