SHARON STONE returns on Bumble after being blocked

Basic Instinct actress Sharon Stone tweeted her Bumble dating profile had been closed due to users reporting the account as fake. After her tweet, Bumble had restored her account and apologised for the misunderstanding. "Being the icon that she is, we can understand how so many of our users felt it was too good to be true once they noticed her profile wasn’t photo verified," said Bumble’s representative. "Photo verification is just one of the many ways to connect with confidence on Bumble. In light of our mixup with Sharon Stone, we’d like to extend an invitation for her to come to Austin and allow us to host her at the hive for a few hours of profile prep and great food!" In 2017, Bumble launched an in-app feature where Bumble profiles are verified by a full-time, dedicated moderation team to keep users "safe and happy." To be verified via on Bumble, users are prompted to take a selfie mimicking a random photo pose generated by Bumble's system. The photo would then be verified by a real person on Bumble's team, then confirmation or rejection is sent minutes after the photo is reviewed. In addition to this feature, users can also report an account if they feel that the profile photo of another user is stolen.