Twitter restores MS Dhoni’s ‘deleted’ blue tick; explains the reason behind it

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  • Twitter had removed MS Dhoni's verified badge on Friday.

  • After the outrage by fans, Twitter restored the 'blue tick' on Dhoni's handle.

Twitter restores MS Dhoni’s ‘deleted’ blue tick; explains the reason behind it
Twitter restores MS Dhoni's 'deleted' blue tick (Image Source: Twitter)

Former India captain MS Dhoni is extremely popular on social media. Despite his regular inactivity, the Ranchi-born superstar often becomes a talking point among his followers. However, on Friday, Dhoni started trending on social media for a completely different reason.

It all happened after MSD’s admirers noticed that American micro-blogging and social networking platform Twitter removed the blue tick from the veteran stumper’s account. But after the massive uproar by his fans, Twitter restored the verified badge of Dhoni’s Twitter handle.

The blue tick is a Twitter verification symbol, and it is usually given to individuals or organisations to differentiate the original account from others. Dhoni had last tweeted on January 8, 2021. After restoring the verified badge, Twitter explained the reason behind doing so.

While speaking to ANI, an official spokesperson of Twitter said that the verification policy of the social networking website clearly states that it may automatically remove the verified badge if the said account stays inactive for six months.

“As explained in the Twitter verification policy, Twitter may automatically remove the blue verified badge and verified status if the account becomes inactive or is incomplete. Inactivity is based on logging in. To keep the account active, the account holder must make sure to log in at least every six months,” the spokesperson said.

Here is how netizens reacted:

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