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By AUGUSTINE SANG

If you have been waiting for a blue tick from Twitter, sorry.

The microblogging service provider has temporarily stopped the verification of users on its platform.

The company has attributed this move to a misinterpretation of what it means to be verified (getting the blue tick).

In a Tweet sent through the handle @TwitterSupport, the company pointed out that Verification was meant to authenticate identity & voice but it is interpreted as an endorsement or an indicator of importance.

“We recognize that we have created this confusion and need to resolve it. We have paused all general verifications while we work and will report back soon” added Twitter.

Before this halt, public interest accounts which includes those of users in music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business, and other key interest areas qualified to get verified.