Movie star Seth Rogen takes to Twitter to slate CEO
Movie star and comedian Seth Rogen has taken to Twitter to call out the platform's CEO on its verification of accounts linked to white supremacists.
The platform originally designed its ‘verification’ badge, a blue tick, to let its users know that the account is of public interest or authentic.
Anyone can apply for a verified badge, but Twitter has ultimate control over which applications are granted.
The ‘Knocked Up’ and ‘Bad Neighbours’ star publicly tweeted that he has been talking with the platform’s CEO Jack Dorsey for eight months about its verification of accounts linked to white supremacy.
Rogen tweeted that he had reached the conclusion that Dorsey ‘does not seem to give a f**k’
I’ve been DMing with @jack about his bizarre need to verify white supremacists on his platform for the last 8 months or so, and after all the exchanges, I’ve reached a conclusion: the dude simply does not seem to give a fuck.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) July 3, 2018
As part of its policy, Twitter says that it reserves the right to remove the verified badge from any account which ‘incites violence and dangerous behavior’ or ‘directly or indirectly threatening or encouraging any form of physical violence against an individual or any group of people, including threatening or promoting terrorism.
It also reserves the right to ban accounts for breaking these rules, and has in the past permanently banned the accounts of political commentators such as Milo Yiannopoulos for inciting an online bullying.