It appears that Google is now showing unverified Twitter profiles in their Google Knowledge Graph panels in Google Search.

As an example search Gabe Newell, which shows an unverified Twitter account on the panel (incidentally it's not even his real Twitter account):

gabe newell unverified twitter knowledge graph

From Google's developer documentation (and all other sources I've read), this should not be possible - because Twitter supports verified accounts, Google will only show verified accounts:

Google only shows verified profiles for sites with a verification process.

https://developers.google.com/search/docs/guides/enhance-site

Is this just an unexplainable glitch or has Google changed their policy and not yet updated it in their documentation? If the latter, is there any information about this change in policy?

closed as off-topic by Stephen Ostermiller Dec 5 at 20:53

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  • I'm closing this question as off-topic because it is about Google and Twitter and not about a website under your control. – Stephen Ostermiller Dec 5 at 20:53
  • @StephenOstermiller Fair enough. The implication is that Google might be treating structured data differently for personal websites, but that's only tangential. I went ahead and posted it on a different Stack Exchange where it might be more on topic. webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/122796/… – Maximillian Laumeister Dec 5 at 21:04