Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said in a Periscope livestream today that the company is working to allow any user to become verified.
“The intention is to open verification to everyone,” Dorsey says. “And to do it in a way that’s scalable, where [Twitter] is not in the way and people can verify more facts about themselves and we don’t have to be the judge or imply any bias on our part.”
Dorsey didn’t elaborate further on what this process looks like, but other online communities, such as Airbnb, employ a user-submitted verification program that requires users to submit a Facebook profile, phone number, email address, or a government-issued photo ID.
When Twitter first added the blue checkmark to indicate verified profiles, it was originally…