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Would You Give Elon Musk’s X Your Government ID?

Would you give Elon Musk your government ID as a verification for your social media account?

According to a recent policy change for the X social media platform, government ID can now be used as a form of verification on the platform. As of now, this is optional, but it remains to be seen if it will stay that way.

Currently, the policy states that there are added and future benefits to using the ID verification system. The updated policy reads:

Insider Paper confirmed that “X has launched new ID verification feature on the web version,” and took users through a snapshot of the process.

According to Washington Examiner:

The ID verification is available in “numerous countries,” although X did not identify which countries.

It stated the service is unavailable in the European Union, the European Economic Area, and the United Kingdom, likely due to the country’s stricter data protection laws.

The X community was torn about the recent update and provided different perspectives on the new policies of Elon Musk’s X:

Tech Crunch noted:

The social network has partnered with Israel-based Au10tix for identity verification solutions.

The pop-up for ID verification indicates that the Au10tix could store this data for up to 30 days.


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