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Twitter has suspended the blue tick verified programme

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Twitter has suspended the blue tick verified programme 3
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

Twitter has announced they have suspended it’s blue tick verified programme having described it as “broken”, following a number of complaints about the type of accounts being verified.

Traditionally Twitter would only verify highly sought after accounts such as musicians, journalists and company executives with the blue tick checkmark next to their profile.

This week Twitter has seen a huge hike in complaints from users after some far-right and white-supremacists accounts have been verified.

Twitter took prompt action and suspended the verification programme they have in place with Twitter founder Jack Dorsey adding he the scheme would now be “reconsidered”.

Twitter released a statement saying “Verification was meant to authenticate identity and voice, but it is interpreted as an endorsement or an indicator of importance.

“We recognise that we have created this confusion and need to resolve it.”

Twitter has added as a result no further “general” accounts would be verified, while it worked on a fix.

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