How to tell a verified Twitter account is actually fake

Spammers are already filling up Twitter with fake accounts since Elon Musk scuttled the service’s verification process, and they are very, very good at fooling people. Here’s what you can do to see what’s real.

Previously, “Verified” meant a celebrity really was the celebrity they claimed to be, or the company was the company it said. Now it only means that someone has been motivated to create a Twitter account, and able to pay $8 per month to get the famous blue Verified symbol.Hopefully Elon Musk’s pitiful grab for $8/month from users is getting him the income he wants. Because no spammer in the world is going to hesitate at paying that trivial amount, not when the rewards are potentially enormous for them.

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