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Twitter alternative T2 launches new verification program, hires Discord engineering head as CTO


As Twitter begins its shift to a “pay to play” business model, a new Twitter alternative is preparing to take flight. T2, the seed-funded Twitter rival developed by Google and Twitter veterans, is ready to capitalize on Twitter’s upheaval with the launch of a verification program specifically targeting those who are poised to lose their checkmark under Elon Musk’s new Twitter policies. T2 is also today announcing a notable new hire with the addition of Discord’s former Senior Director of Engineering, Michael Greer, as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Greer joined Discord in 2017, initially as Director of Engineering, which touched on a number of areas, including revenue, growth, apps, community servers, design systems, messaging, and more. He was promoted to Senior Director of Engineering just last June. Prior to Discord, Greer worked as the CTO at Tapp Media and The Onion for multi-year stints.
At T2, Greer will now oversee th …

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