Sunday, October 1, 2023

X now asks for identification of each user

The social network that continues to make significant changes for its millions of users is X, which has now announced in a new move that it will ask for ID.

Among the data available today about Twitter, it can be mentioned that it is one of the most used platforms in the world and, according to estimates, in 2023 the number of monthly users of the social network could exceed 340 million, that is, according to data from the annual report, this is 50 Millions more than in 2019.

What’s new about X?

Now it has been announced that X, formerly known as Twitter, has announced that it will begin implementing a verification system based on the official identification documents of its users in each country.

According to the social network, this measure aims to combat identity theft and provide additional benefits to verified users, such as priority support for its millions of users.

This change would be one of those implemented by Elon Musk’s new policy, which specifies that to carry out this process, the social network will collaborate with the Israeli company Au10tix, which specializes in identity validation systems and provides access to the information of the would have users for 30 days.

As expected, this has raised some concerns among users regarding the privacy of their personal data, as X has assured that measures are being taken to protect users’ sensitive data.

They also explained that despite its global reach, this verification feature based on official documents will not be available in these regions due to strict data protection laws in the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and the United Kingdom.

According to the social network, the company could use the information to apply age-based content restrictions.

However, X is expected to explore additional measures in the future, such as protection against spam and malicious accounts, to maintain the integrity of the platform.

The announcement is also made by

“For those who choose to do so, it will be helpful to link an account to a real person by processing their government ID.” This will also help X combat phishing attempts and make the platform more secure.” , they explained.

All of this also happened as X made a change to its privacy policy that allows the use of user contributions to train its artificial intelligence models.

Let us remember that this regulation will come into force on September 29th and Elon Musk was responsible for clarifying what data will be collected.

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