Twitter previously suspended the premium service, which under Elon Musk granted blue-check labels to people paying $8 a month, because of a wave of imposter accounts.
Elon Musk asked in a poll to vote on reinstatements for accounts that have not “broken the law or engaged in egregious spam.” The yes vote was 72%.
Musk made the announcement in the evening after holding a poll that asked Twitter users to click “yes” or “no” on whether Trump's account should be restored.
The newest round of departures means the platform is continuing to lose workers ahead of the World Cup, one of the busiest events on Twitter.
Musk fired much of Twitter's full-time workforce by email early this month.
For advertisers, the fake accounts could be the last straw as Musk’s rocky run atop the platform — laying off half the workforce and triggering high-profile departures — raises questions about its survivability.
In a mass email, Elon Musk reportedly told employees that changes would be difficult and there was "no way to sugarcoat the message."
Billionaire Twitter CEO Elon Musk endorsed Republicans for the midterm election cycle on Monday, telling voters to cast ballots for a Republican Congress.
Comedian Kathy Griffin had her account suspended Sunday for switching her screen name to Musk.
Twitter said users who “sign up now” for the new “Twitter Blue with verification” can receive the blue check next to their names “just like the celebrities, companies and politicians you already follow.”
The story of Twitter's blue checkmarks — a simple verification system that's come to be viewed as an elite status symbol — began with some high-profile impersonations, just as the site began taking off in 2008 and '09.
Musk said he consulted several 'civil society leaders' about how Twitter will 'combat hate & harassment & enforce its election integrity policies'
Sara Bareilles joined 'Grey's Anatomy' writer Shonda Rhimes and 'This is Us' director Ken Olin by leaving Twitter after Elon Musk acquired the app
Elon Musk, Twitter's new owner, tweeted and then deleted an anti-LGBTQ conspiracy theory about the attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.
Lightly moderated "free speech" sites such as Gab and Parler serve as cautionary tales of what can happen when the guardrails are lowered.
Twitter's users, advertisers, and employees are parsing Elon Musk's every move in an effort to guess where he might take the company.
Elon Musk ousted Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, as well as the chief financial officer and the company’s top lawyer, two people familiar with the deal said.
Elon Musk is now in charge of Twitter, several outlets reported Thursday evening. There are reports the company's CEO and CFO have left the building.
The message Musk sent to advertisers comes a day before his deadline to close his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter.
A court has given Musk until Friday to close his April agreement to acquire the company after he earlier tried to back out of the deal. Neither Musk nor Twitter has said if the deal is closed yet.