Jumpscare: A Twitter bug allows legacy blue check holders to update their bio and temporarily regain their badge of (dis)honor.
I added a few spaces and got my check back. It even said I’m “notable in government, news, entertainment, or another designated category,” even though I didn’t pay for it. I’m glad it disappears after refreshing the page because I don’t want people to think I’m giving Elon Musk money. It’s unclear whether anyone else can even see your check briefly reappear, which I’m grateful for because I don’t want people to think I’m giving Elon Musk money.
Twitter has legacy verification code. Those internal designations may have caused this bug. We don’t know because Twitter would reply with a poop emoji if we asked. Again, laying off most of your staff seems to make your social platform poorly coded.