Dominica: Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, has become the first leader from Eastern Caribbean who receive a grey tick on Twitter. He earlier had a blue-verified account. Hundreds of users on social media took to Twitter to share the screenshot of PM’s account to congratulate him.
He is undoubtedly one of the most active Eastern Caribbean leaders on Twitter and frequently updates it.
Earlier, there was only a blue tick which indicated that the account user was verified, but after American tech billionaire Elon Musk took over Twitter, he made several changes, and a difference in the colour of verification badges is also one of them.
Twitter began rolling out a grey tick verification mark for government-related accounts and a golden tick mark for companies. However, a blue checkmark may mean two things: the account has an active subscription to the new Twitter Blue subscription service and has met our eligibility criteria. The account was previously verified under the legacy verification criteria (active, notable, and authentic).
Moreover, all well-recognized leaders have a grey Badge, like: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, British PM Rishi Sunak, US President Joe Biden and many more.
Twitter’s verification badges are a crucial aspect that assists users in recognizing genuine and trustworthy accounts. The badges, which come in different colours, indicate various sectors or industries, making it simple for users to differentiate between the various account types available on the platform.
There is no doubt that Twitter has become a powerful tool nowadays. The platform gives everyone the right to speech and provides a platform to raise their voice.
However, there are other social media platforms, too, like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, which focus more on entertainment and politicians or leaders do not prefer to use these kinds of websites. They prefer to use Twitter more because it’s a news-oriented website mostly used by politicians, and they also share information on Twitter.