Twitter to revoke verification for some accounts as part of overhaul


Twitter says that it’s making progress on its plan to review its authentication system, which it’s 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 network’s treatment of verification has led to this. As a result, it’s going to change how it treats verification of accounts, and will unverify some users “whose behavior does not fall within” its new guidelines.

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