Twitter Will ‘Verify’ With Colors

A sad, dollar-fueled rainbow

Tucker Lieberman
3 min readNov 28, 2022

I hear that Twitter’s about to introduce color-coded account verification, and I can’t think of anything other than the iconically terrible Homeland Security Advisory System.

Homeland Security’s 2002 rainbow-colored chart explaining the risk of terrorism. Red is “Severe,” orange is “High,” yellow is “Elevated,” blue is “Guarded,” green is “Low.”

It was introduced in 2002 by a U.S. presidential directive. The members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council—people like the U.S. Attorney General, the…