People are understandably upset because alt-right journalist Jason Kessler - who was the principal organizer of the Unite The Right white nationalist rally in Charlottesville - was verified on Twitter.
Twitter argues that the decision to verify a user is based on authenticating that user's identity (and to avoid mix-ups with parody or troll accounts) and is in no way an endorsement of that user. According to the social media company's own guidelines, the blue check simply means that an account "of public interest is authentic". Kessler, whose header picture on Twitter is a Confederate flag, had temporarily deleted his account in August after tweeting that Heyer "was a fat, disgusting Communist" whose death "was payback time". Twitter has previously come under fire for verifying other prominent white supremacists, including Richard Spencer.
In what appeared to be a response to that overflowing of anger, Twitter said it "paused all general verifications".
If you want to have your Twitter account verified, the first thing to do is to submit a request. (I'm not verified, but I recently applied to be.) When accounts are verified, they float to the top of the platform's search results for "top tweets".
"We should've communicated faster on this (yesterday): our agents have been following our verification policy correctly, but we realized some time ago the system is broken and needs to be reconsidered", he wrote.
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Verification is denoted by a blue checkmark on the user's profile.
'And we failed by not doing anything about it.
Twitter's official support account confirmed that its verification system had been "paused" following the backlash. "Working now to fix faster", tweeted CEO Jack Dorsey.
Strictly speaking, Twitter verification is not an endorsement of views.