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Twitter stops blue tick verifications amid controversy

CALIFORNIA: Twitter has put a temporary hold on account verifications after its ‘prestigious’ blue tick was given to one of the controversial figures, sparking online outrage. The social media company was criticised after Jason Kessler, who organised the Unite the Right rally that sparked violence in the US town of Charlottesville in August, tweeted on Wednesday to confirm he had been verified by the platform. Twitter’s official support account confirmed that its verification system had been “paused” following the…