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Twitter Has Brought Verification Efforts to a Halt

Twitter has decided to discontinue its verification efforts. This comes just days after Jason Kessler, the organizer behind Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville that took the life of counter protester Heather Heyer, was verified.

The action was seen by many as an endorsement of white supremacy. Twitter quickly addressed the matter using it’s new 280 character function.

CEO Jack Dorsey delivered a more effective, and less defensive response regarding the matter.

Thought the tech giant has yet to address how exactly they will be seeking to resolve the matter the first step in resolving the issue (removing Kessler’s verification being that he is a promoter of hatred) has yet to be taken. This comes with the controversy which engulfs the first amendment in regards to what constitutes as “free speech” and what constitutes as “hate speech.”

[via Mashable]

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