The following is an excerpt from TERRY COLLINS, STEVEN MUSIL | November 15, 2017 | cnet.com |
The social network removes the blue check mark for white nationalists Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler and promises more reviews are to come.
Twitter made good Wednesday on threats it would begin stripping its verification badge from accounts found to have crossed the line as the social network continues to review the process it uses to hand out the coveted blue check marks.
Twitter has long offered the badge to authenticate accounts that are of interest to the public. Such accounts have typically included those of public figures and organizations in entertainment, politics, business, sports and the media. But the company has recently begun to worry that the badges also conveyed an endorsement of the account by Twitter.
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