Twitter just verified the Nazi organizer of the Charlottesville rally. The internet is raging.

Twitter just verified the Nazi organizer of the Charlottesville rally. The internet is raging.
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Changing the character limit to 280 was not the only controversial thing Twitter did this week. In fact, the social media platform did something 1 million zillion times worse.

On Tuesday, Twitter verified Jason Kessler, the white supremacist who organized the Unite the Right rally, a.k.a. the Charlottesville rally, this past August.

The tiki torch-filled rally, held at the University of Virginia, gathered a large group of white nationalists, equipped with antisemitic, anti-Muslim, and racist signs, as well as swastika and Confederate flag imagery. The following day, 32-year-old activist Heather Heyer was killed while counter-protesting the rally.

Basically, Twitter fucked up real bad verifying this dude.

After Kessler posted a screenshot of his new blue check-marked profile, tons of people tweeted their outrage.

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Others specifically called out Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

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One small silver lining is that this verification is turning the spotlight onto two women who Kessler victimized.

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At least when the Twitter team inevitably apologizes for this, they will have 280 characters to explain themselves.

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