Twitter suspends blue check mark verifications

Twitter verification is temporarily on hold

Twitter verification is temporarily

Dorsey added: "We should've communicated faster on this: our agents have been following our verification policy correctly, but we realised some time ago the system is broken and needs to be reconsidered".

Jason Kessler, who organized the rally, announced on Tuesday that he had "FINALLY got verified by Twitter". "I must be the only working class white advocate with that distinction", he tweeted this week.

Needless to say, the social media platform promptly exploded with news that Kessler had joined the exclusive club - particularly given some of Kessler's tweets in the aftermath of the deadly demonstration in Charlottesville.

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'And we failed by not doing anything about it.

In response, the company's Support account tried to explain that verifications were never meant to serve as an "endorsement or an indicator of importance". "Working now to fix faster". "We recognize that we have created this confusion and need to resolve it". Twitter has previously come under fire for verifying other prominent white supremacists, including Richard Spencer.

Twitter verifies accounts that belong to people of public interest, which usually means celebrities, politicians and journalists.

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Kessler is best known for his role in organizing the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., which eventually turned violent and led to the death of one woman.

- Matt Novak (@paleofuture) November 8, 2017 Oh wait my bad @jack my bad.

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Which is why people got upset on Wednesday when Twitter verified Kessler, a move that, in the minds of many, legitimized a white supremacist. Hate groups will roam free on this platform. And among users, the blue checkmark has become a sort of status symbol that implies legitimacy-many are more likely to trust a verified account simply due to its verified status. SOUND OFF in the comments (below)!

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