Twitter will remove verification badges from accounts that break rules

I wrote about Twitter's most recent — and most confounding — effort to get rid of bad actors on the platform:

Promising to remove verification badges from accounts that violate Twitter’s rules will likely create a thicket of tricky editorial decisions for a company that has historically prided itself on free speech. It remains to be seen how Twitter navigates the verification battles to come — and whether de-verifying accounts has any effect on reducing harassment and abuse on the platform.

The removal of verification badges has already begun, I also reported:


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