Twitter claims that the verification is only a certification that the prominent person is indeed the person running the account, and not an impersonator. It contradicted this, however, when it revoked Milo’s verification after he said things they didn’t like. The blue checkmark is an indication of Twitter’s tacit approval (although some conservatives do have it), and now it has been bestowed upon none other than the Muslim Brotherhood.
“Twitter Verifies Official Muslim Brotherhood Account,” by Charlie Nash, Breitbart, November 19, 2016:
Twitter has verified the official account of the Muslim Brotherhood, after previously banning conservatives, celebrity Trump supporters, and a women’s rights group who criticized Saudi Arabia.
The account, which has over 140,000 followers, was given its blue verification badge just days after the platform announced a crackdown against “hate groups,” despite the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood previously supported a special tax for Jews and non-Muslims in exchange for “protection”.
The organization is also designated as a terrorist group in six countries, while they follow a Twitter account representing Hamas, a militant Islamic group that are also designated as a terrorist organization in numerous countries, including the United States.
In February, numerous Trump-supporting conservative accounts were also suspended, followed by a women’s rights group (who had criticized Saudi Arabia), and rapper Azealia Banks, who had announced her support for Donald Trump shortly beforehand….