X bolsters ID verification protection in collab with Au10tix

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X – formerly known as Twitter – has tapped Au10tix to help bolster its ID account verification services for paid users to better prevent impersonations. 

The social media platform will use the partnership to launch government ID-based verifications, with other elements including age restrained content derived from the new ID checkups. 

The new collaboration with Israel-based Au10tix allows for verification data to be stored for up to 30 days. The revamped ID security measures may also provide additional benefits for paid accounts, such as “prioritised support”. 

An X statement revealed: “X currently focuses on account authentication to prevent impersonation and may explore additional measures, such as ensuring users have access to age-appropriate content and protecting against spam and malicious accounts, to maintain the integrity of the platform and safeguard healthy conversations.”

When paid users go through the new verification process, they will have access to a badge confirming verification of their government ID,but this will only be visible on the blue checkmark on their profile page. 

These latest ID developments on X fall in line with the company’s recent addition of the ability for paid users to hide checkmarks from their profiles. 

Future verification and ID plans may include the process to accelerate the review of checkmarks for when a user verifies their ID. Other plans for users include making frequent changes to names, usernames and profile pictures whilst maintaining their checkmark. 

The new ID-based verification will be applicable for paid users only and not for regular users.