Twitter starts process for verified accounts as abuse criticism rises – USA TODAY

Twitter is now taking applications for the blue checkmarks that confirm a user is who she or he purports to be. Users can now fill out an online application to receive verification status on Twitter, the San Francisco, Calif.-based company said on Tuesday.
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