- X launches a novel account verification system that relies on government identification to combat identity theft.
- The collaboration with Au10tix, a leader in identity verification solutions, marks an important milestone in the pursuit of online integrity.
- X plans to use verification information to restrict access to content based on age, helping to protect against spam and malicious accounts.
X, the global social platform formerly known as Twitter, has introduced an innovative account verification system that relies on government identification to combat identity theft, with the aim of offering its users a better online experience. safe and reliable.
X and the collaboration with Au10tix
Thanks to X’s collaboration with Israeli firm Au10tix, a leader in identity verification solutions, the new verification process is simple and effective: users verify their government identity, which gives them a verification badge that ensures the authenticity of your account.
But this is only the beginning. The identity verification pop-up reveals that Au10tix can retain verified data for up to 30 days, ensuring users’ privacy is protected.
Additionally, X’s support for verification extends to “numerous countries,” excluding the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA), and the United Kingdom due to strict data protection laws in these regions.
The company plans to use verification information to restrict access to certain content based on age derived from government identification, ensuring that users only access age-appropriate content and helping to protect against spam and malicious accounts.
“X is focused on ensuring account authentication to prevent phishing and we are exploring additional measures to maintain the integrity of the platform and promote healthy conversations.”The company declared.
Government verification badge
Users who complete the verification process will display a badge on their profile indicating that their government ID has been verified.
This badge is only visible by clicking the blue check mark on the user’s profile page. In addition to this recognition, verified users will enjoy “priority support from X Services,” although the exact details of this benefit are not completely clear.
It should be noted that ID-based verification is currently only available to paying users, raising questions about the fairness of access to these security tools. Although X has mentioned its intention to reduce phishing and spam, it has not yet extended this functionality to all users.