Engadget: Twitter pulls conspiracist’s verified badge after celebrity outrage

Engadget: Twitter pulls conspiracist’s verified badge after celebrity outrage. “Twitter’s stricter approach to verification isn’t just taking checkmarks away from the leaders of racist groups. The social network has pulled the verified badge from conspiracy peddler Liz Crokin after Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend reacted to Crokin’s unsupported claims that the two were trafficking their child in a Washington, DC pedophile ring. As Teigen explained, it didn’t make sense that Twitter would verify someone who was accusing her of horrific acts, especially not when this person has nearly 50,000 followers.”