WTF, Twitter? The Organizer Of The Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally Just Got Verified…

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UGH.

People are understandably upset because alt-right journalist Jason Kessler — who was the principal organizer of the Unite The Right white nationalist rally in Charlottesville — was verified on Twitter. Da fuck?

Typically, the blue check means that an account “of public interest is authentic” — but the company has withheld it from other high-profile accounts in the past, like with Julian Assange.

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After getting hit with a ton of criticism online, the social media site has now paused its verification program until further notice.

The company tweeted:

CEO Jack Dorsey even chimed in on the controversy to say:

“Our agents have been following our verification policy correctly, but we realized some time ago the system is broken and needs to be reconsidered. And we failed by not doing anything about it. Working now to fix faster.”

While that’s all great, as of this posting, Kessler still has a verified account:

Ch-ch-check out the enraged responses (below):

Do U think this blue check is warranted?? SOUND OFF in the comments (below)!

Nov 9, 2017 2:00pm PDT

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