Twitter Admits It Verified Fake Accounts - While Banning Conservatives

Twitter Admits It Verified Fake Accounts – While Banning Conservatives


Twitter has admitted it added its verification checkmark, meant to ensure the public that an account is authentic, to a number of fake accounts run by bots. The platform’s shoddy verifications come after the blacklisting of high profile conservatives such as James O’Keefe, who before his banning was refused verification by the platform despite a constant flow of fake accounts mimicking him to confuse the public.

9to5Mac reports that Twitter mistakenly verified a number of fake accounts. This week, a data scientist and Twitter user with the account name Conspirador Norteño pointed to six verified accounts that did not meet Twitter’s verification criteria that had received blue checkmarks. All six accounts appear to be part of a botnet posting Korean spam.

Meet @aykacmis, @degismece, @anlamislar, @aykacti, @kayitlii, and @donmedim, a sextet of blue-check verified Twitter accounts created on June 16th, 2021. None has yet tweeted and all have

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