New Delhi: After briefly removing the blue tick from the personal Twitter handle of Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday, the microblogging website once again restored the verification.
Speaking on the top of the blue tick removal from Vice President’s personal Twitter handle, Twitter spokesperson said: “Account inactive since July 2020. As per our verification policy,Twitter may remove blue verified badge&verified status if account becomes inactive. Badge has been restored.”
As per Twitter, the blue verified badge on Twitter lets people know that an account of public interest is authentic. To receive the blue badge, your account must be authentic, notable, and active.
It aims to encourage and maintain trust between users on the platform by confirming the identity of an account with Twitter in order to be verified.
As per Twiter, verification is part of the social media platforms’ commitment to serve the public conversation by informing people of the authenticity of accounts with considering the public interest.
To be verified, an account must be notable, authentic, and active. The six types of notable accounts that Twitter currently verifies include Government Companies, brands and non-profit organisation, News organizations and journalists, Entertainment, Sports and esports, activists, organisers, and other influential individuals.
The verified badge from Vice President of India’s personal Twitter handle might be removed due to inactivity, however, several Twitter users had posted screenshots of handles that still have their blue tick despite being inactive for over a year on the platform.
Earlier in the day, BJP Mumbai spokesperson Suresh Nakhua had questioned Twitter on removing the blue tick from the M. Venkaiah Naidu’s personal Twitter handle and termed it an “assault on the Constitution of India”.
“Why did @Twitter @TwitterIndia remove Blue tick from the handle of Vice President of India Shri @MVenkaiahNaidu ji ? This is assault of Constitution of India,” tweeted Nakhua.
This is assault of Constitution of India. pic.twitter.com/CBQviuBa3x
— Suresh Nakhua ( सुरेश नाखुआ )🇮🇳 (@SureshNakhua) June 4, 2021