A columnist easily tricked Elon Musk’s new Twitter verification system by posing as a US senator:- Washington Post columnist Geoffrey Fowler successfully tricked Twitter’s new verification system. Posing as US Senator Ed Markey, he paid $8 for a Twitter Blue account.
Washington Post columnist Geoffrey Fowler has once again spoofed Elon Musk’s Twitter by creating a fake verified account for Democratic Senator Ed Markey. Since then Twitter has suspended the account.
Fowler wrote that his experiment, conducted with the approval of Massachusetts Sen. Markey, showed how easy it is to deceive the site and its users, even under Twitter’s new and improved verification service.
The columnist used a colleague’s inactive account, tied it to a phone number, and paid $7.99 for a monthly Twitter Blue subscription, they wrote. He said he was never required to show any sort of ID or proof that he was who he claimed to be.
Fowler wrote, “After seven days, a blue checkmark appeared on the fake marquee account, no questions asked.”
Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.
When Elon Musk took over Twitter in October, he sought to change the verification process that gave verified checkmarks to celebrities, government officials, and established news outlets and journalists. Instead, he wanted users to be able to pay for verification through Twitter Blue.
The move caused confusion and hijinks. In November, several fake accounts posing as insulin maker Eli Lilly claimed about the cost of diabetes treatment. The drugmaker’s stock fell nearly 4.4% the next day.
At that point, Fowler created his first fake verified marquee account, saying it only took “minutes”.
In November, Twitter halted Twitter Blue, with Musk saying the platform needed more time to protect against impersonation with “high confidence”.
Last month, the company rebooted the service, saying it had fixed gatekeeping deficiencies that led to chaotic episodes on the platform. To help ensure the credibility of paid users, Twitter now asks them to add a phone number to their accounts, among other requirements.
Markey described the ongoing verification issues as a “complete joke” in a statement to Insider.
“Twitter’s current leadership has failed to protect the platform from misinformation, failed to answer my simple questions about its anti-hoax protocols, and failed to demonstrate appreciation for the role their platform plays in our democracy.”
Used to be.” “It’s easier to get a blue checkmark than to get a straight answer from Elon Musk,” he said.
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