Nov 10 2017
Earlier this week, it emerged that Twitter had verified the account of Jason Kessler, the leader of a white supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville that spiraled into violence as a driver mowed down counter-protesters and killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer. A Twitter verification - visible by a small blue checkmark next to a user's name - is what Twitter uses to confirm someone's identity so that others know they are hearing from the real LeBron James, for example, not an impersonator. The organizer of the rally announced to his followers on Tuesday that he had been verified.
Twitter claim, however, that the blue tick is too often seen as an endorsement of a verified account by Twitter or as an indication of the account-holder's importance. Twitter's user guidelines allow for anonymous accounts, and anonymous users have been a big part of Twitter's identity and culture since the company's founding.
In a statement on Twitter, the company said: "We have paused all general verifications while we work and will report back soon". "We hope opening up this application process results in more people finding great, high-quality accounts to follow, and for these creators and influencers to connect with a broader audience". "Twitter is directly enabling white supremacy and white nationalist ideology".
The issue was a larger part of Twitter's issues with dealing with abuse, but the platform received more scrutiny after a white supremacist killed counter-protestor Heather Hayer with his vehicle during a right-wing rally in Charlottesville in August.
Bucks acquire Bledsoe from Suns for Monroe, two picks
Monroe has been restricted to just five games this season and hasn't played since October 26 because of a left calf strain. Bledsoe would join a Bucks backcourt with 2016 Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon , Matthew Dellavedova and Jason Terry.
Suspect sought after shooting at University of Utah
Finding the door unlocked, they entered and found a 63-year-old white man dead in the bathroom, Harvey said. The documents also say Boutain acknowledged taking three guns from a home in Colorado.
IAEA has not requested new inspections, says Iran
Amano said in September IAEA inspections verifying Iran's side of the deal are the world's toughest. The administration's apparent position is also out of step with the American public's.
Twitter has not yet responded to questions about what the pause means for the future of the verified status. "Looks like it was payback time", before linking to the neo-Nazi site the Daily Stormer, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Several celebrities on Twitter were quick to condemn Twitter's decision to give Kessler the badge.
CEO Jack Dorsey weighed in on the issue, saying that the company has known for awhile that the system was broken.
The company says the suspension is only temporary, and that it is working on a fix.
Nov 10 2017
Ezekiel Elliott suspended again; Could miss three divisional matchups
Elliott will now miss games against the Falcons, Eagles, Chargers, Redskins, Giants, and Raiders. If there are no further interruptions, Elliott will be out until Week 16.
Nov 07 2017
Could Flynn be the next member of Trump's orbit to face indictment?
The NBC report said lawyers for Flynn and his son, Michael G Flynn, who worked with his father, declined to comment. Another Trump campaign aide, George Papadopoulos, pleaded guilty to lying to FBI investigators.
Nov 06 2017
George HW Bush on Trump: 'I Don't Like Him'
The White House went on to call Bush's decision to invade Iraq, "one of the greatest foreign policy mistakes in American history". However, at the time , he thought Bush was more concerned that Clinton would win the presidency, not Trump.
Nov 04 2017
'Bomb attack kills 9 in Syria Golan Heights village'
Hader, a town just inside Syrian territory, is reportedly being targeted by the Nusra Front, formally known as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham.
Nov 04 2017
Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday, Set Your Clocks Back
Do not forget to turn back your clocks this weekend! Turning back the clock Sunday pushes sunrise and sunset back an hour. We all have opinions on daylight saving time, though truth to tell, I always need to stop and figure it out a little.
Nov 03 2017
Federal Bureau of Investigation probing Puerto Rico power contract awarded to Montana start-up without bidding
On 26 September, Whitefish was handed a contract by the power utility to fix the electricity grid. The FBI is now investigating this turn of events, reports the Wall Street Journal .
Nov 03 2017
Qualcomm Q4 Profits Drops 90%, Loser In Legal Battle With Apple
If Qualcomm loses that business, it would cut the company's revenue by about 7.5 percent, Raymond James & Associates estimates. Apple will reportedly not use any Qualcomm components in 2018 (CNET/CBS Interactive).
Nov 02 2017
Russia's Putin arrives in Iran
The Iranian officials have repeatedly warned that the accord would collapse if Washington officially withdrew its support. The next such summit is to be held in Russian Federation next year.
Nov 02 2017
NTPC Explosion: Boiler blast claims 9 lives, injures 100
Rescue operations underway in close coordination with the District Administration.Over 1000 people work in this unit of NTPC. A National Disaster Response Force unit has been dispatched from Lucknow to assist in rescue operations.
Nov 01 2017
Rappers and Singers' Best Halloween Costumes of 2017
Kim Kardashian has already slayed in three separate costumes this year-and it isn't even Halloween yet. Did Kim K culturally appropriate? "At the end of the day, she's still the mother of his children".
Nov 09 2017Priti Patel on the brink, as new meetings with Israeli officials revealed
Nov 07 2017Iran adds missile to annual anti-US pageant
Nov 06 2017World of Warcraft Classic will let you relive Blizzard's original MMO experience
Nov 06 2017Panthers edge arch-rival Falcons, 20-17
Nov 05 2017Starcraft 2 will go free-to-play later this month
Nov 05 2017Texans QB Deshaun Watson Out for Year With ACL Tear
Nov 03 2017All signs point to Osweiler replacing Siemian as Denver Broncos QB
Nov 02 2017Man arrested after 9 bodies, 2 severed heads found in Tokyo flat
Nov 02 2017Tesla gives wishy-washy outlook for Model 3 production issues
Nov 01 2017New Far Cry 5 trailer is all about the co-op mode
Nov 09 2017Sheep can recognise human faces
Nov 08 2017Carter Page Coordinated Russia Trip With Top Trump Campaign Officials
Nov 08 2017Woman Who Flipped Off Trump Motorcade Loses Her Job
Nov 08 2017Netflix email scam targets millions of users
Nov 08 2017Target Releases Black Friday Ad, Offers Early Access Deals
Nov 07 2017Hundreds of Lidl staff getting pay rise in Northern Ireland
Nov 05 2017Everyone's congratulating the Twitter employee who deleted Donald Trump's account
Nov 04 2017No action against those holding demonetised notes: Centre to SC
Nov 03 2017Probe of Trump-Russia links get strong support, poll finds
Nov 01 2017Champions League: Wait over, Dele Alli wants to make most of return
Nov 01 2017All participants of global meeting on Syria arrive in Astana
Nov 01 2017Apple Releases iOS 11.1 And macOS 10.13.1 To Fix KRACK