Date: July 09, 2018
“The tweet kinda speaks for itself, but just in case you can’t see the embed (or if it gets deleted), here it is in plain text:
I’ve been DMing with @jack about his bizarre need to verify white supremacists on his platform for the last 8 months or so, and after all the exchanges, I’ve reached a conclusion: the dude simply does not seem to give a fuck.
Apparently, Rogen had a direct line to the head of Twitter for the past 8 months to chat about Twitter’s hate problem. Wow, to say the least.
Mind you, it’s not like Twitter is doing nothing about its toxicity problem — in December, it started banning notable white nationalist and nazi groups, and the company’s currently fighting in court to keep them banned.
But Twitter is also facing pressure from the right, claiming that the social network is trying to suppress conservative viewpoints — reportedly, Dorsey has been holding secret dinners with conservative leaders who believe the tech industry is biased.
Twitter likely doesn’t want to get into the nightmare business, of splitting hairs over who “deserves” to have a verification check mark…
…It’s just another thing, for huge segments of their userbase to endlessly nag them over.
In addition…I don’t see this as being even remotely useful…It’s more less SJW level attacking…Who cares if they have a check mark or not?…Does it alter their ability to do what they are doing, on Twitter?…Most people can verify themselves, by using other websites…linking them with their Twitter account, and referencing both on each other.
Twitter identity verification, is not an endorsement from Twitter…It’s a simple verification, that people are who they say they are…Where did people lose sight of this point of fact?…And why are people trying to pretend that this new “state of endorsement” exists, being made up out of nowhere, by themselves?
It should go without saying, after all these years…I have no affinity with white supremacist, or otherwise racist, life philosophies…I just think this whole story is way out there…and pretty outlandish…petty, even…
…And it’s a further encroachment, of SJW tactical aggression…anything to get in another jab, at anyone they don’t like…no matter how senseless.
About the Verification Check Mark:
I’ve always thought it ridiculous that it’s there…but it’s not available to the overwhelming majority of us…As if nobody else but celebrities, politicians, etc., need it.