Few years earlier, Twitter opened up option to get verified on the microblogging platform. However, recently, the company attracted a lot of criticisms after it put a blue tick next to white supremacist Jason Kessler’s account on the platform. Understandably the move attracted a lot of criticisms and Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey has admitted that the verification system of the network is broken.
In case you didn’t know, Jason Kessler helped to arrange the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville earlier in the year. As a result, Twitter’s decision to put the badge attracted a lot of criticisms and the company paused the verification process before claiming that Kessler’s verification tick was misinterpreted.
Talking about the latest issue, Jack Dorsey said, “We should have communicated faster on this: our agents have been following our verification policy correctly, but we realized some time ago the system is broken and needs to be reconsidered.”
The company released the announcement via its official support account. At the moment, it’s unclear how long the verification is paused. You can check out the tweet below.
Verification was meant to authenticate identity & voice but it is interpreted as an endorsement or an indicator of importance. We recognize that we have created this confusion and need to resolve it. We have paused all general verifications while we work and will report back soon
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) November 9, 2017