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Twitter Cracks Down on Account Verification Process: People Can Lose Blue Checks for Violating Guidelines

Twitter has recently been getting some flak for certain people who have gotten verified accounts, and they’re taking steps to address this.

A recent Vanity Fair article on Twitter’s “white nationalist verification problem” highlighted how the social media service has verified people like Richard Spencer and Charlottesville rally organizer Jason Kessler.

Well, Spencer and Kessler, along with a few others, lost their verification status today, as Twitter announced a review of their process:

“Promoting hate” or “inciting or engaging in harassment of others” can cause you to lose your verified status, per the guidelines on their site.

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