Twitter Verification on Indefinite Hold After Criticism Over White Supremacist Verification


The announcement came after people criticised Twitter for verifying the account belonging to the organiser of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one dead in August.

"Verification was meant to authenticate identity and voice but it is interpreted as an endorsement or importance", the company said on Twitter.

Jack Dorsey, the chief executive of Twitter, has said its "blue tick" verification process is "broken" after it verified the organiser of a far-right rally.

Kessler had deleted his account previously after insulting the late Heyer's appearance and linking to extreme neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer. White-nationalist figure Milo Yiannopoulos was "un-verified" past year amid a free-speech controversy without much explanation, and has since been banned from the platform. Who do you value more, users like me or him? A Twitter spokesperson declined to comment on what exactly pausing "general verification" means.

Milo Yiannopoulos, former contributor for the right-wing site Breitbart, was also verified and then "un-verified" by Twitter, according to Vanity Fair, before he was permanently banned from the site.

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Twitter verifies handles of influential celebrities, politicians, journalists, institutions and people known to have a huge following.

In this photo illustration, the Twitter logo and hashtag '#Ring!' is displayed on a mobile device as the company announced its initial public offering and debut on the New York Stock Exchange in London, England, on November 7, 2013.

Twitter users began protesting Kessler's verification shortly after it became public.

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After facing swift backlash for temporarily locking the account of Harvey Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan last month, Twitter C.E.O. In other words, if you're not newsworthy by Twitter's standards, you may be denied verification.