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Seth Rogen rips into Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey about white supremacists


‘The dude simply does not give a f**k’: Seth Rogen rips into Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey about his ‘bizarre need’ to verify accounts of white supremacists

  • Seth Rogen says he’s been exchanging direct messages with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for eight months about white supremacists being verified
  • He tweeted on Tuesday about Dorsey’s ‘bizarre need’ to verify the accounts
  • Rogen said he had reached a conclusion: ‘The dude does not seem to give a f**k’
  • Actor did not provide examples of the verified white supremacy accounts
  • It comes after Twitter vowed late last year to crack down further on hate speech and abusive tweets 
  • Twitter has previously removed verification from the likes of Richard Spencer, a leader of the so-called ‘alt-right’ movement  

Emily Crane For Dailymail.com

Seth Rogen has slammed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for his ‘bizarre need’ to verify the accounts of white supremacists.

The actor tweeted on Tuesday that he had been exchanging direct messages with the Twitter boss for eight months about white supremacists getting the blue tick of approval.

‘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 f**k,’ Rogen tweeted. 

Seth Rogen tweeted on Tuesday that he had been exchanging direct messages with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for eight months about white supremacists being verified

His message to his 7.65million followers has so far obtained 70,000 likes and 2,400 replies. 

Rogen did not provide specific examples of the verified white supremacy accounts.

Dorsey has also not responded publicly to Rogen’s criticism. 

It comes after Twitter vowed late last year to crack down further on hate speech and abusive tweets. 

Twitter also announced it was changing its policy on ‘verified’ accounts, reserving the right to remove the blue badges from users who violate the online platform’s terms of service.

The social media giant has faced criticism in the past following news that neo-Nazi and white supremacist leaders had received verification of their accounts.

Seth Rogen tweeted on Tuesday that he had been exchanging direct messages with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for eight months about white supremacists being verified. Pictured above is the Charlottesville rally last year

Seth Rogen tweeted on Tuesday that he had been exchanging direct messages with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for eight months about white supremacists being verified. Pictured above is the Charlottesville rally last year

Seth Rogen tweeted on Tuesday that he had been exchanging direct messages with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for eight months about white supremacists being verified. Pictured above is the Charlottesville rally last year

 

 

 

The blue verification badge was created by Twitter to vouch for the authenticity of content from political leaders, celebrities and journalists, and to distinguish it from spoof or parody accounts.

Late last year, Twitter acknowledged its process had previously failed to take into account whether users promoted violence or hate speech or otherwise violated its terms of service.

Twitter has previously removed verification from the likes of Richard Spencer, a leader of the so-called ‘alt-right’ movement – encompassing white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan – and the organizer of a white supremacist rally that erupted in deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia last year. 

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