Twitter is verifying way more accounts, and here’s the data to prove it

Twitter announced on Wednesday it will now let any user apply to have their account verified. However, will more accounts actually gain Twitter verification? The answer appears to be yes. When Twitter announced this change in application process for verification, it did not appear to change what sorts of accounts it deems as worthy and likely to be successful in obtaining verified status: An account may be verified if it is determined to be of public interest. Typically this includes accounts maintained by public figures and organizations in music, TV, film, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business, and other key interest areas. But…

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