Twitter verifies fictional characters. But is that needed?
Twitter has started verifying fictional characters. But does it make any sense to verify someone who does not have any physical existence? Imagine a ‘verified’ Batman tweeting all night to keep your twitter handle safe!
Verifying fictional characters makes very little sense. It finds use to only comics, novels, movies and tv shows that are either upcoming or currently in circulation or on air. Twitter can rake in some money from the owners of these characters to allow them to promote their movies, books, etc. on twitter. Not an important point though.
For verification, the owner of the handle must be the creator or someone appointed by him. For example, Harry Potter’s account should be verified only if its owned by J. K. Rowling or someone appointed by her. Gulliver should not get verified. But the question still remains, “Do we need verified fictional characters?” Share your views with me on twitter @rahulpandeyc and I might share them here.