Twitter began removing the verified check mark of some of its users

The company announced new guidelines for the verification program, and will remove verification from accounts that fall outside those rules. Tweeting content that incites hate and harassment, includes violent or dangerous behavior, or violates Twitter's rules, could lead to removal of the verification badge. Celebrities, journalists, and popular personalities often receive the badge. So far, Twitter (TWTRTech30) has removed the verification from some prominent users; White nationalists Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler and controversial conservative commentator Laura Loomer. Some Twitter users have criticized Twitter's decision not to remove some verified users from the platform for tweeting harassing content.