This article was originally published by Business Insider:
Twitter appears to have removed the “blue tick” (or “blue check,” as it’s known in the US) from the @Nero account of Milo Yiannopoulos, a writer for the right-wing news site Breitbart.
The tick is a verification badge, which signifies that Twitter has proven the identity of the person holding the account. It is a valued symbol for people who use Twitter a lot and who are afraid they might be impersonated by bogus Twitter accounts.
It is not clear why Twitter de-verified Yiannopoulos, but BuzzFeed writer Alex Kantrowitz has a fantastic account of the controversy here.
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