Elon Musk has announced that Twitter will only allow verified accounts to vote in Twitter polls starting April 15th. The move is aimed at preventing fake accounts and bots from manipulating poll results and making them more reliable.
Musk made the announcement in a tweet on his official Twitter account, stating, “Twitter poll manipulation is rampant. Will only allow verified accounts to vote on polls starting next week.” Musk is known for his strong presence on social media platforms and has previously used Twitter polls to gather public opinion on a variety of topics.
Twitter polls allow users to create polls with up to four options and gather feedback from their followers. However, the platform has faced criticism in the past for allowing fake accounts and bots to manipulate poll results. By limiting voting to only verified accounts, Twitter aims to make poll results more accurate and reliable.
Verified accounts on Twitter are those that have been confirmed as genuine by the platform. They typically belong to public figures, celebrities, journalists, and other high-profile individuals. Verified accounts have a blue tick next to their name, which indicates that they have been verified by Twitter.
The move to restrict voting in Twitter polls to verified accounts is expected to have a significant impact on the way polls are conducted on the platform. While it may make poll results more reliable, it may also limit participation in polls, as only a small percentage of Twitter users have verified accounts.
Twitter has not yet made an official statement on Musk’s announcement, but it is expected that the change will be implemented in the coming weeks. The move is in line with Twitter’s ongoing efforts to combat fake accounts and misinformation on the platform.
In recent years, social media platforms have come under scrutiny for their role in spreading fake news and misinformation. By implementing measures to limit the impact of fake accounts and bots, Twitter aims to make the platform a more reliable source of information and a better tool for engaging with the public.