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Twitter will lock unverified accounts that pretend to be big names

  • Author:hopely
  • Release on :2018-08-01


Twitter now auto-locks any non-verified account that attempts to change its display name to Elon Musk in what appears to be a sweeping new campaign to enforce its policy prohibiting impersonation.

However Gizmodo reports the Tesla founder isn't the only one whose name is off limits.

Musk

To continue, a user has to solve a Google reCAPTCHA and verify their phone number.

But once that's done, attempting to change the display name to "Bill Gates" or "John McAfee" will start the whole process over.

Twitter now auto-locks any non-verified account that attempts to change its display name to Elon Musk in what appears to be a sweeping new campaign to enforce its policy prohibiting impersonation.

However Gizmodo reports the Tesla founder isn't the only one whose name is off limits.

Musk

To continue, a user has to solve a Google reCAPTCHA and verify their phone number.

But once that's done, attempting to change the display name to "Bill Gates" or "John McAfee" will start the whole process over.