Plenty of people are sick of the way Twitter is giving a platform and turning a blind eye to hate groups by verifying their accounts but now Seth Rogen is putting Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on front street for his continual lapse in good judgment.
Fed up with Twitter's inability to effectively address the proliferation of racists and white supremacists now plaguing the popular platform, the actor, writer, director decided to call out Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey publicly Tuesday on Twitter saying:
Revealing he'd been messaging Dorsey privately about the issue for months now in a behind-the-scenes bid for a solution to the problem, Rogen finally came to the conclusion that the CEO of Twitter simply doesn’t care.
While Twitter verifies notable users with a little blue checkmark next to their username, to let "...people know that an account of public interest is authentic,” the problem is that a checkmark or verified designation comes with algorithmic favoritism that bumps verified user replies to other tweets over non-verified accounts.
None of this is new however. According to Mashable, Twitter knew this back in November of 2017:
...Twitter became aware it had a verification problem when the company gave a blue checkmark to Jason Kessler, the organizer of the deadly Unite the Right neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville. Verified users on its platform gain a level of authority from the public. Being verified on Twitter didn’t just mean you are who you say you are. It was perceived by most who used the platform as an endorsement from Twitter: The verified users were important people.
Twitter said they were taking action—here are the receipts:
Twitter users backed Rogen up:
Many urged Rogen to share screenshots of his conversations with Dorsey with the media:
But it appears Twitter's so-called changes have done nothing to resolve the issue, even with the policy that as Mashable points out is "...claiming that Twitter would enforce its rules based not only on tweets, but also on users' behavior off the platform," and others online repeatedly calling out the troublesome accounts:
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