As Twitchy mentioned, Peter Daou’s rollout of Verrit, the social media thingie he co-founded with his wife, was met with quite a bit of skepticism. Was his “media platform” for the 65.8 million who voted for Hillary in 2016 just an echo chamber into which fellow Clinton superfans could yell to each other?
Not really, he seemed to suggest. Rather, the platform would consist of “verrits,” little index cards of a sort containing quotes, statistics, and such, marked with a 7-digit identification code that could be “authenticated” at the main website. They look something like this:
I've wasted an embarrassing amount of brainpower today trying to figure out what the point is of Verrit's "authentication codes."
— Alex Parker (@AlexParkerDC) September 5, 2017
It’s only been a couple of days, but people still seem to be wondering about the point of the 7-digit authentication code. Apparently the code is to help stem the inevitable flood of “counterfeit” verrits onto the Internet. If your code doesn’t pull up the supporting facts in the database, it’s a FAKE.
Verrit authentication codes protect against counterfeits. Enter the 7-digit code into the https://t.co/9XjstOwJ9L search bar. No result=FAKE
— Verrit (@verrit) September 4, 2017
So now the GOP can’t run some underground operation cranking out counterfeit verrits, which is obviously while Hillary lost in 2016.
Democrats: How do we stop Trump?
Hillary Clinton: Add 7-digit authentication codes to all memes.https://t.co/fh278XGOLD
— Elliott Schwartz (@elliosch) September 5, 2017
Verrit tweets have authentication codes as to prove they're legit. It's all nonsense. https://t.co/iuKQalZbll
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) September 5, 2017
— AmericanPropagandist (@ArmyStrang) September 5, 2017
— dsa con chairperson (@jmlarock) September 5, 2017
i will never not find this funny. i love this so much https://t.co/xolOUZVp0y
— chris hooks (@cd_hooks) September 5, 2017
Im still laughing at this awful idea https://t.co/VPglFr236b
— Siddhant Adlakha (@SidizenKane) September 5, 2017
Keep laughing, haters! Your ridicule just gives Daou validation.
You know we're still gonna photoshop them right https://t.co/f2LEvf5BV5
— Meghan? (@meghanarchy) September 5, 2017
This website is a brilliant trollscam set up by Bernie supporters and you'll never convince me otherwise https://t.co/4BgmzA6aRV
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) September 5, 2017
One thing trolls wouldn't think to do is to use the real codes on their fake tweets. Smart. 1 step ahead. https://t.co/DgLFT2fe9a
— "TBONE" O'Sullivan (@Bro_Pair) September 5, 2017
As best I can tell, verrit's "authentication codes" provide zero value of any kind
— Matthew Martin (@hyperplanes) September 5, 2017
I love my normal website https://t.co/o8MbL5qbw9
— Nick Ciarelli (@nickciarelli) September 5, 2017
Who doesn’t love punching a 7-digit code from a social media post into a website to check it against a verified database?
"Verrit authentication codes" are definitely not about to immediately be co-opted by Twitterers to make fun of @Verrit authentication codes.
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) September 5, 2017
Imagine thinking you're so important that you're seriously concerned about people making 'counterfeits' of your quote memes https://t.co/rIcLYLyahl
— Joseph Hackett (@JCS_Hackett) September 5, 2017
In my day, kids traded baseball cards. Walk by a school today and these punks are loitering out front, swapping Verrit authentication codes! pic.twitter.com/ALHC9jnYmR
— Mike (@MikeOdenthal) September 5, 2017
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‘HAS to be satire’! Did Peter Daou make the most HILLARYOUS claim about the media EVER? https://t.co/YwSSNmDq2q
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 4, 2017