Twitter announced that it will start documenting accounts of senior government officials and accounts belonging to state media entities in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the Emirates and 13 other countries next Wednesday.
In a statement, the company stated that the documentation of accounts will also apply to Canada, Cuba, Ecuador, Germany, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Serbia, Spain, Thailand and Turkey.
She indicated that this initiative comes within the framework of efforts to enhance transparency and document the information published on the platform, and it began after former US President Donald Trump was banned for “inciting him to storm Congress,” which caused widespread riots on January 6.
“In August 2020, we expanded the account classifications into two additional categories: accounts of senior government officials and accounts belonging to state media entities. This initial measure included accounts from countries represented in the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.”
And she continued: “After receiving comments on this initial measure, we will, on Wednesday, February 17th, expand these classifications to include accounts from the Group of Seven (G7), and the majority of countries that use Twitter in state-related information operations, and we will also apply the classifications to personal accounts of heads of state. In these countries. “
She pointed out that it will work to apply authentication marks to state media entities in the second phase countries, and will continue to expand the classifications to additional countries at a later time, and looks forward to providing additional updates as these plans crystallize.