The process of getting verified on Twitter has become something of a rollercoaster since the platform tried accepting public submissions a few years ago. Eventually Twitter stopped accepting applications entirely back in 2017, not bringing verification back again until May 2021. Now it’s once again stopped accepting verifications, with the official @verified account stating the company wants to “make improvements to the application and review process.”
What Twitter means by “improvements” hasn’t been specified, though NewsBytes attributes the decision to the platform recently verifying several fake accounts. It’s likely that Twitter is trying to find a way to keep the verification process open while also filtering out fake or spam accounts.