Wednesday, April 11, 2018

When Jack Dorsey’s Fight Against Twitter Trolls Got Personal: The Twitter CEO has taken an increasingly aggressive approach to policing the social media platform.

By Fast Company, April 09, 2018

Last November, Twitter stripped Richard Spencer, the high-profile white nationalist, of his blue checkmark, his verified status on the social media platform. His badge’s removal, coinciding with a purge of other alt-right account verifications, came just days after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted that Twitter’s verification system was “broken,” in response to a growing user uproar about neo-Nazis being conferred this status marker. The original intent had been to denote an account’s authenticity, but over time it has been erroneously interpreted as an endorsement. “We failed by not doing anything about it,” Dorsey wrote in his tweet. “Working now to fix faster.”
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