A tweet from the social media platform's official handle further attempted to clarify its stance on the verified-profile program Thursday.
'Verification was meant to authenticate identity voice but it is interpreted as an endorsement or an indicator of importance, ' the company said in a tweet. "We recognise that we have created this confusion and need to resolve it".
Still, there was strong uproar over Kessler's verification, with many wondering why Twitter made a decision to give the white nationalist the blue badge - especially after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted last month that the social media site would "take a more aggressive stance" in enforcing rules against "unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups, and tweets that glorifies violence".
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"Looks like I FINALLY got verified by Twitter", he wrote. "I must be the only working class white advocate with that distinction", he tweeted this week.
White nationalist Richard Spencer is also verified.
If you want to have your Twitter account verified, the first thing to do is to submit a request. How @jack and @TwitterSupport? Kessler considers himself a "white civil rights" leader, has claimed that government is pursuing "displacement-level policies which are removing the indigenous people from the country"-by which he means white people-and most famously, organized the alt-right rally in Charlottesville this summer that turned deadly". Nazis are ok for another couple weeks. Read Also: Shah Rukh Khan reveals his three vices on twitter: grace, style and playfulness Jason Kessler, the organiser of the supremacist rally, was given the preferred status indicated by the blue badge. Hate groups will roam free on this platform.
Twitter users began protesting Kessler's verification shortly after it became public. SOUND OFF in the comments (below)!