For now, the verification program is still suspended, Twitter says, while it continues work out its new rules.
Today, Twitter admitted its policies in practice contradicted the company's claim that verification isn't an endorsement. We gave verified accounts visual prominence on the service which deepened this perception.
The tweets, from a support account, continued: "We should have addressed this earlier but did not prioritise the work as we should have".
Changes to Twitter's verification process have left a number of far-right and white nationalist figures - including Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler - without their cherished blue tick. Till the new authentication program is worked upon, Twitter has stopped accepting any public submissions for verification.
James Allsup, a YouTube video blogger who was pictured among the tiki-torch-wielding racists at the Unite the Right protest in Charlottesville earlier this year, also uses his Twitter account to push divisive rhetoric and to complain about supposed "anti-white" discrimination, a decades-old talking point from white nationalists.
Self-described "alt-right" activist Laura Loomer also lost her verified status.
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Twitter warned users Wednesday that they can lose "verified" status on its platform, releasing a set of rules for keeping the "blue checkmark" that verifies their dentity.
The new rules come one week after Twitter announced that it would pause its verification process over concerns of how the blue check for verified users is interpreted. But despite the effort to crack down on hate speech and identity-based attacks on the site, some say that the company still isn't doing enough to protect its users.
Richard Spencer responded to his lack of verification with a question on Twitter.
Twitter has changed their verification policy just to be able to censor me. "I simply stand up for white rights and criticize mass immigration policies", added Mr. Kessler, who was arrested last month and charged with intent to coerce, intimidate or harass in connection with a recent tweet posted by a Twitter account allegedly under his control.
The special badge is afforded to celebrities, athletes, politicians and other public figures, so that users can know their accounts are genuine. Supporting organisations or individuals that promote the above. This is as close as Twitter comes to making a statement about Kessler's account, but the language used does not specifically call him or his content out.
"I don't engage in harassment".