Nov 16, 2017

Far-right accounts lose Twitter verified tick

Twitter has stripped several far-right accounts of their "Verified" badge, after changing its policy. Last week, the social network was criticised for giving Mr Kessler a verified badge, and on 9 November halted its verified profile scheme. "We gave verified accounts visual prominence on the service which deepened this perception," it said. Some of those who had their verified badges removed said the new policy was being applied inconsistently and highlighted accounts of disgraced celebrities that had not lost the icon. Mr Kessler suggested Twitter had changed its rules to "Censor" his views, while Mr Robinson said Twitter now classed the truth as "Hate speech".

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