Twitter reopens Blue badge applications: What you need to know
Twitter announced on Thursday that it is launching a new process to give Blue Badges to its account holders. The Blue Badge signifies that the account is verified.
The program was discontinued about three years ago when Twitter gave the Blue Badge icon to someone who was involved in organizing a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Twitter released a draft plan back in November 2020 and asked for public input to make the process more robust. The application process has already begun as of Thursday.
To get the Blue badge, the applicant must be in one of the following categories: government; companies, brands, and organizations; news organizations and journalists; entertainment; sports and gaming; activists, organizers, and other influential individuals.
Along with that, the account holder should be active within the last 6 months and should have a good record in following Twitter’s rules for the past 12 months.
If an account is approved, then they will see a BlueBadge automatically. However, if they fail to get approval, then they can re-apply in 30 days.
According to Twitter officials, they are planning to widen the categories in late 2021 which might include religious leaders and scientists