Twitter "Verifies" Charlottesville Nazi Rally Organizer Jason Kessler

Renaissance_Man11/08/2017 6:04:43 pm PST

The question I have is, why do people on Twitter consider a verification mark to be a status symbol and a mark of quality? Given the number of bots, surely a verification mark should mean just that - a nonbot. Why is it considered to be a sign of official approval?

I also get that simply not getting rid of the Nazis is a sign of official approval, which is why I would be interested to see whether alternatives (eg. Mastodon) have some method of regulation to curb human nature. Unrestrained human nature is the main problem with internet communication at this point.