Twitter will let you apply to be verified

On Tuesday, Twitter announced that it would allow anyone to apply to be verified on the social network, giving people a concrete way to submit their information for review in the hopes of receiving the tiny “Verified” checkmark on their profiles.

How Twitter choices which accounts are verified has long been a source of great mystery for most people, with the social network tending to verify celebrities and other figures in the public eye at a seemingly random pace.

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