Twitter to review 'verified account' option

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Well, wail, (fail) whale.

Jason Kessler was the main organizer of August's Unite the Right white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which led to widespread violence and the deaths of counter-protestor Heather Heyer and two state troopers who were killed in a helicopter crash while assisting with security.

"Twitter banned right-wing troll Baked Alaska & stripped the verification of multiple white supremacists", Democratic strategist Scott Dworkin tweeted.

Twitter wrote that verification has always been perceived as an endorsement. "We gave verified accounts visual prominence on the service which deepened this perception", the company tweeted Wednesday.

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Former Chief Minister and National Conference head Omar Abdullah tweeted: "If that's true then it's a very good development". In another tweet, Mehbooba said, "I understand the predicament of young boys who have strayed into militancy".

First of all, y'all did that on objective.

Twitter has acknowledged that the verification = endorsement perception flourished once it began accepting applications from users for the highly sought after badge. But despite the effort to crack down on hate speech and identity-based attacks on the site, some say that the company still isn't doing enough to protect its users.

Loomer accused Twitter of removing her account because of her conservative political views.

Twitter landed itself in hot water last week after verifying a known U.S. white supremacist - and now it's trying (again) to allay criticisms of its complicity in the rise of global nationalism. The problem was compounded a year ago when the verification program opened to allow public submissions.

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If true, this could raise eyebrows since Mack apparently manages the R&B group. Brinkley reportedly said she would make an exception for Mack on the record.

Yesterday, Twitter announced a new set of guidelines dictating what kind of accounts it will verify and said it would "remove verification from accounts whose behavior does not fall within these new guidelines". "We will continue to review and take action as we work towards a new programme we are proud of". But that's a choice made by the user, not a policy enforced by the company.

"We're writing to let you know that the verified badge associated with your account [account name here] will be permanently removed", the message reads.

Twitter verification dates back to 2009. The company appears to be notifying the accounts as to why their badges are being removed.

According to Twitter's new guidelines, the platform "reserves the right to remove verification at any time without notice" if the accounts are found to have violated rules of behavior such as engaging in promotion of hate speech, inciting the harassment of others, or threatening people with violence on the basis of race, gender, religious affiliation or other factors.

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In addition, the video platform hinted at plans to connect artist with fans around the world in the near future. But Google has plans to expand so as to include all Ticketmaster artists globally. "We're just getting started".

"I don't engage in harassment". Supporting organizations or individuals that promote the above. The new policy also bars users from posting violent or disturbing imagery.

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