Twitter recently confirmed some fake accounts with the same followers because of its recently launched public verification program. Data experts have disclosed this. It was found that none of the verified accounts with the blue badge had shared a single tweet and that two accounts had used stock photos for their profile photos.
According to reports, Twitter has now permanently suspended some fake accounts verified by mistake. The micro-blogging platform said in a statement that we had mistakenly allowed verification applications for some unauthorized (fake) accounts. We have now permanently suspended the accounts in question under our Platform Manipulation and Spam Policy and removed their verified badges, the statement said.
Fake verified accounts were spotted by Twitter user Conspiracy Noterno, a data expert focused on resolution, who verified 6 newly created accounts. In a tweet in this regard, he tagged the said accounts and said that just meet them, a group of blue-check verified Twitter accounts that were created on June 16, 2021. No one has tweeted yet and everyone has around 1000 followers (and most have the same followers). He said, out of these 6 accounts, two have pictures of individuals as profile photos.