Twitter removes blue badge from Vice President Venkaiah Naidu's personal account, restores it later

The blue badge aims to encourage and maintain trust between users on the platform by confirming the identity of an account with Twitter in order to be verified.

Published: 05th June 2021 09:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th June 2021 11:31 AM   |  A+A-

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu speaks at a virtual event celebrating International Mother Language Day on Sunday.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu


NEW DELHI: Twitter on Saturday removed and later restored the verified blue tick on the personal account of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. Officials of the Vice President Secretariat said the personal Twitter handle of Naidu @MVenkaiahNaidu was inactive for a long time and the Twitter algorithm removed the blue badge.

They said Twitter was in the process of restoring the verification badge. The last tweet posted from the personal handle was on July 23 last year. The officials said Twitter was contacted after they noticed this morning that the blue tick was removed.

Before 10:30 am, the blue tick badge was restored, they said. Twitter said the account has been inactive since July 2020. It said the verified badge has now been restored. The Vice President uses the official Twitter handle @VPSecretariat to send out tweets.


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