Twitter to ramp up account verifications

Have you noticed that the accounts making the most noise about COVID-19 are usually political in nature?

And not good politics at that.

Many Twitter users have definitely noticed that political figures, such as Donald Trump and his right-wing associates, are featuring prominently in the conversation. What do they have in common aside from a complete disregard to accurate information? A blue tick. And who doesn’t have one? Actual doctors and epidemiologists.

Twitter eventually realized that politicians and influencers are not the only important people to have their accounts verified:

PSA about what we’re doing to Verify Twitter accounts that are providing credible updates around #COVID19: we are working with global public health authorities to identify experts and have already Verified hundreds of accounts, but there’s more to do and we could use your help.”

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