A parody Twitter account that seems to be branding itself after MTV’s sport present The Problem has been given a gold examine mark after posting movies and pictures of violence.
The account, which has the deal with @ChallengeMTV, seems to be fully unaffiliated with MTV or the sport present. The account additionally has #MTV written in its bio. It’s unknown how the holder bought the gold tick, which is reserved for the official and verified accounts of companies that pay $1,000 per 30 days.
Throughout the account’s timeline, which seems to be devoted to commentary and memes that reference the MTV present, the consumer has posted violent movies akin to road fights and arguments.
A separate official Twitter account for The Problem exists, and it’s listed as a verified “affiliate of @MTV.” Nonetheless, the official account solely has a blue examine mark, which Twitter has stated is used to determine those that subscribe to Twitter Blue, not official accounts.
The account holder for the parody account tweeted the official Twitter account for The Problem on April 22 with a video meme that appeared the mock the mix-up in verification.
Earlier at this time, Twitter suspended a faux Disney Junior-branded Twitter account from the social media platform. The account additionally gave the impression to be fully unaffiliated with Disney. The account holder tweeted “no f***ing means” earlier this morning within the UK — an obvious reference to the verification.
Twitter additionally made headlines this morning after Britain First, a far-right political occasion was given a gold examine mark. Paul Golding, chief of the far-right occasion, was beforehand convicted for religiously aggravated harassment towards Muslims.
The group was banned from Twitter in December 2017 after violating the social media platform’s guidelines towards hate speech. The ban was rescinded shortly after Elon Musk’s takeover.