Elon Musk warned that anybody using a parody account on Twitter who impersonates someone else without making it obvious that they are doing so would have their account permanently terminated.
Elon Musk said in a different tweet that although Twitter had previously offered a notice prior to suspension, there will be “no exceptions” now that broad verification is being implemented.
Elon Musk said that this will be made explicit as a requirement for joining Twitter Blue and that any name change would result in a temporary loss of the verified checkmark.
Twitter made its first significant change to the social media site under Elon Musk on Saturday, updating its app in the Apple App Store and starting to charge $8 for coveted blue check verification marks.
Mr. Musk, the CEO of Tesla Inc. and the new CEO of Twitter, said last month that the latter would create a content moderation committee with “widely varied opinions.”
Before that council meets, “no significant content choices or account reinstatements will happen,” he said.
Last week, Mr. Musk said that banned accounts would not be permitted to return to Twitter unless the social media site had “a clear method for doing so.”
Elon Musk had stated that developing such a mechanism would take at least a few more weeks, providing further information regarding the probable return of Twitter’s most well-known banned user, former US President Donald Trump. The revised schedule suggests that Mr. Trump won’t be back in time for the Nov. 8 midterm elections.
The deployment of verification checkmarks to Twitter’s new service users will be delayed until after Tuesday’s midterm elections, according to a New York Times article published earlier on Sunday.