Is Twitter purposefully blocking certain accounts from becoming verified?

On this day, one year ago, Twitter rolled out what thousands of users were hoping for: an opportunity to be verified. Now, anyone can apply to be verified! Great, right? Not so fast, as a great many of us found out when we received denial emails within days of applying. It seemed that although there were reports that anyone can get verified, they were misleading, as the language on the company’s support page states that they still favor users of public interest in the areas of entertainment, sports, journalism, politics, and of course, celebrities. The statement released the day the…

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