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.
Priti Patel on the brink, as new meetings with Israeli officials revealed
The PM said her decision was "right" as "further details have come to light". Had she not resigned, Patel would nearly certainly have been fired.
Woman Who Flipped Off Trump Motorcade Loses Her Job
Soon, Briskman, who had been working as a marketing specialist for a Virginia-based federal contractor, got fired from the job. Briskman told HuffPost her " blood just started to boil " when she saw Trump's motorcade. "I said 'Yeah, that's me".
All participants of global meeting on Syria arrive in Astana
Kazakh Foreign Ministry Spokesman Anuar Zhainakov also told TASS that United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de. It is the seventh round of talks in what is referred to as the Astana peace process for Syria .
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 08 2017
Target Releases Black Friday Ad, Offers Early Access Deals
Target, Sears and Kmart have announced their top deals for Black Friday! Here are some of the deals each store will offer. Both stores are offering early access to Black Friday sales to members of their Shop Your Way rewards program .
Nov 07 2017
Hundreds of Lidl staff getting pay rise in Northern Ireland
The increase takes the voluntary United Kingdom living wage to £3.15 more than the mandatory minimum wage for 18- to 20-year-olds. More than 3,600 employers signed up to the rates, which are higher than the statutory national living wage of £7.50 for over 25s.
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 04 2017
No action against those holding demonetised notes: Centre to SC
The matter was referred to the constitution bench by the bench of Justice Sikri and Justice R.K.Agrawal on February 15. The higher the degree of power, the higher the degree of trust, he argued before the Constitution bench.
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
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
Tesla gives wishy-washy outlook for Model 3 production issues
Shares of far larger automaker General Motors have climbed about 23 percent, while Ford shares are up almost 2 percent. Installations of its energy-storage units rose 138% year-on-year in the third quarter, driven by the Powerwall.
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
Champions League: Wait over, Dele Alli wants to make most of return
Unfortunately for Spurs, things did not go according to plan, with a late Anthony Martial goal condemning them to defeat. It's a great stage to play football. "As for me, I played in the old Wembley and that was a great feeling".
Nov 10 2017Ezekiel Elliott suspended again; Could miss three divisional matchups
Nov 05 2017Starcraft 2 will go free-to-play later this month
Nov 04 2017'Bomb attack kills 9 in Syria Golan Heights village'
Nov 03 2017Probe of Trump-Russia links get strong support, poll finds
Nov 03 2017Low supplies, refinery work bumping up local gas prices
Nov 03 2017Trio in England squad for 1st time for Germany, Brazil games
Nov 03 2017All signs point to Osweiler replacing Siemian as Denver Broncos QB
Nov 01 2017Apple Releases iOS 11.1 And macOS 10.13.1 To Fix KRACK
Nov 01 2017New Far Cry 5 trailer is all about the co-op mode
Oct 31 2017IAEA has not requested new inspections, says Iran
Nov 09 2017Bucks acquire Bledsoe from Suns for Monroe, two picks
Nov 09 2017Sheep can recognise human faces
Nov 08 2017Carter Page Coordinated Russia Trip With Top Trump Campaign Officials
Nov 08 2017Netflix email scam targets millions of users
Nov 07 2017Iran adds missile to annual anti-US pageant
Nov 06 2017George HW Bush on Trump: 'I Don't Like Him'
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 2017Everyone's congratulating the Twitter employee who deleted Donald Trump's account
Nov 05 2017Texans QB Deshaun Watson Out for Year With ACL Tear
Nov 03 2017Federal Bureau of Investigation probing Puerto Rico power contract awarded to Montana start-up without bidding
Nov 02 2017Man arrested after 9 bodies, 2 severed heads found in Tokyo flat