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Twitter CEO: We Prioritize Content From Verified Users

The list of verified users on Twitter, signified by a blue check mark, include Russian propaganda sites RT and Sputnik.

By NTK Staff | 09.05.2018 @3:37pm

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told the House Energy and Commerce Committee that verified Twitter users’ content is prioritized on the platform, and the company’s verification process is in serious need of a reboot on Wednesday.

Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) asked Dorsey about Twitter’s verification process for users and how it aligns with the company’s community guidelines and standards.

Verified users on Twitter have a blue check mark next to their names.

“To be very frank, our verification program right now is not where we would like it to be, and we do believe it is in serious need of a reboot and a reworking,” Dorsey said.

Dorsey then admitted that the blue checkmark is used in some of Twitter’s algorithms “to rank higher” content from blue checkmark accounts and to “inject” verified account info into what he called “shared areas of the search.”

Shimkus followed up by asking whether Twitter prioritizes content shared by verified users currently.

“We do have signals that do that,” Dorsey responded.

Currently, Russian propaganda outlets RT and Sputnik are both verified users on the Twitter platform.

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