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White nationalist loses 'verified' status on Twitter

White nationalist loses 'verified' status on Twitter

The rules are created to account for behaviour "on and off" Twitter, meaning users can lose their blue ticks even if they do not violate its rules directly. Twitter said in a tweet that it's working on a new authentication and verification program and still not accepting any new requests.

Twitter said last week, "Verification was meant to authenticate identity & voice but it is interpreted as an endorsement or an indicator of importance". "We're doing so after determining that your account does not comply with Twitter's guidelines for verified accounts".

In its latest effort to crack down on hate speech, Twitter stripped a number of white supremacists and other far-right users of their verified status, setting off a wave of laments Wednesday night. It also rolled out new guidelines around what behavior will result in the revocation of a verified status.

The Twitter verification has been a source of criticism and confusion.

Spencer commented on his new unverified Twitter on ― where else?

The public refuted this claim, arguing that if that were true, the company would verify everyone who could prove their identity with a driver's license or passport.

Twitter reserves the right to de-verify users at any time without notice for reasons, including intentionally misleading users, inciting or engaging in harassing, violent or unsafe behavior and "directly attacking or threatening other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability or disease", according to the guidelines released Wednesday.

Twitter provided special Twitter marks for celebrities, politicians and other notable accounts to help protect against counterfeit accounts.

As Twitter reviews its process for its coveted verification badge, it has warned that will begin removing the badges from accounts that have cross the line. Violence and risky behavior 6.

Media figure Laura Loomer and far-right British activist Tommy Robinson both took the site to complain that they hold lost their checks, while white supremacist leader Richard Spencer also appeared to lose his verification. Directly or indirectly threatening or encouraging any form of physical violence against an individual or any group of people, including threatening or promoting terrorism 7.

"I don't engage in harassment". This is as close as Twitter comes to making a statement about Kessler's account, but the language used does not specifically call him or his content out.


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