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Twitter to revoke verification for some accounts as part of overhaul

Twitter to revoke verification for some accounts as part of overhaul
From TechCrunch - November 15, 2017

Twitter says that its making progress on its plan to review its authentication system, which its conducting in the wake of backlash against the social network verifying the account of a white supremacist rally organizer. In a series of tweets today, the Twitter Support account acknowledges that verification comes across as endorsement, and that the social networks treatment of verification has led to this. As a result, its going to change how it treats verification of accounts, and will unverify some users whose behavior does not fall within its new guidelines.

The Twitter Support account begins with an admission that providing visual prominence to verified accounts has contributed to the perception that its an endorsement by the network of those specific users, and that it should have taken action earlier to clear up any confusion in this regard. It also says that opening up the verification process to public submission further exacerbated this problem.

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