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Twitter revises verified-account policyThe social media company is reviewing which accounts can earn the prestigious checkmark icon.
Twitter makes changes to its verification policies. On Wednesday, November 15th, Twitter started taking away verification badges from accounts that violate its policies. Twitter posted a series of tweets on the Twitter support account explaining its reasoning. The company said verification has long been perceived as an endorsement. We gave verified accounts visual prominence on the service, which deepened this perception. Twitter went on to say it's working on a new authentication and verification program. Twitter is also not accepting any public submissions for verification. Additionally, the company outlined what can cause a loss of verified status in a post. For example, an account that promotes hate and/or violence against people on the basis of race or ethnicity can lose its badge. Twitter removed verification badges from Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler who were associated with white nationalists. Spencer tweeted, Verified no more. Is it not okay to be proudly white? Kessler took Twitter's move personally saying, Twitter has changed their verification policy just to be able to censor me. Okay, then. Did you think the verification badge implied an endorsement? Let us know. For more coverage check on c net dot com. I'm Iyaz Akhtar and I'll see you online.