X Identity Verification: The Latest Updates

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X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, has taken a significant step in online identity security by introducing a government ID-based verification system. However, this change seems to primarily benefit paying users.

Since the appearance of social networks, account verification has been a recurring topic. Twitter, now transformed into X, has had its share of controversies in this area, from removing verification badges to reinstating them.

X’s new system works through a collaboration with Au10tix, an Israeli company specializing in identity verification solutions. Users must present a government ID, which may be stored for up to 30 days.

It is important to note that this system is not available in the European Union, the European Economic Area or the United Kingdom. This is probably due to the strict data protection laws in these regions.

The system promises priority support for verified users, although details are vague. However, the exclusivity for paying users raises questions about accessibility and equity on the platform.

Unlike Twitter’s previous policies, this new system appears to be more focused on authenticating accounts to prevent impersonation, rather than offering celebrity or influencer status.

X has indicated that it plans to streamline the review process for verification badges for users who verify their IDs. This could include frequent changes to names and profile photos without losing the badge.

X’s initiative could be a double edge. Although it reinforces security, it could also create a gap between paid and free users, questioning the principle of equality in the digital space.

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