We know, you’re as surprised as we are that Twitter has officially verified Sarah Jeong.
It was only a matter of time considering she’ll soon be sitting on the New York Times’ editorial board even if she has openly tweeted terribly racist and bigoted things about white people. Guess if your racism is of the right flavor Twitter doesn’t mind verifying you:
Twitter just verified this hateful bigot after all of her racism was exposed.
There are hundreds of conservative journalists and reporters who have been on Twitter for years who are not verified. pic.twitter.com/cDVcds0CNA
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) August 16, 2018
For example, there are six editors who work for Twitchy and only one of us is verified. And not for a lack of trying … other editors have just been told they are not the type of accounts Twitter verifies. Sure, we cover the news and Twitter and work for a large media outlet, but we’re just not as special as Ms. Wrong. Errr, Jeong.
What a nifty blue check, eh?
I’m one of them.
— It’s Just Jenn (@JennJacques) August 16, 2018
Twitter hates gays too.
— GayPatriot™️ (@GayPatriot) August 16, 2018
Only the ones who don’t vote for Democrats.
Verified Peter Strzok immediately. The politics of Twitter have been and are crystal-clear.
— Georgia Satellite (@Geo_Satellite) August 16, 2018
Yup. He was verified so people who were giving him their hard-earned money would know they were giving it to the right grifter.
This is actually a good thing. Whatever she says from here on out is 100% her words; no parody acct. cop outs
— Katie Thulin (@katiet121) August 16, 2018
Not that it will ever matter to the New York Times.
The rules are situational. https://t.co/KP5kiZA035
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 16, 2018
This is truer than Twitter will ever admit.
social media companies shouldn't be in the business of censoring any content that is not a violation of the law.
— Bill (@billis820) August 16, 2018
And they shouldn’t play favorites with verifying accounts but here we are.
— LanceDukes (@LDx7979) August 16, 2018
— Mike Opelka (@stuntbrain) August 16, 2018
You keep using that word (rules)…I do not think it means what you think it means.
— Nunya Bidness (@WhiskeyTangoSci) August 16, 2018
Twitter sure as heck doesn’t.