Liam O’Dell: Hey Twitter, where are all the verified disabled people?

Liam O’Dell: Hey Twitter, where are all the verified disabled people?. “I had already written about my hopes that impersonation would be an important factor for consideration when it comes to verification (after another account chose to impersonate me once I called out ableism), but in a Twitter Space on 4 June, an employee from Twitter’s trust team revealed that ‘impersonation is not something we’re taking into consideration’. This is despite the fact that this act of malice is often deployed against marginalised creators. Up until this point, this article may read as an exercise in self-pity, except it soon became clear that I wasn’t the only disabled person who had had their verification request rejected.”

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