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Jack Dorsey’s verifications-for-all plan is bad news for Twitter

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If there’s one thing unambiguously good about Twitter it’s that it’s not Facebook — a fact that CEO Jack Dorsey seems hell-bent on changing. 

The latest assault on the very DNA of the social media platform is insidious in its seemingly good intentions: making verifications open to all.

The proposal, discussed by Dorsey on Thursday, is to make the verification process streamlined and automated, thus allowing the hordes of presently unverified users easy access to Twitter’s coveted blue check mark. 

“The intention is to open verification to everyone,” Dorsey explained over Periscope. “And to do it in a way that’s scalable, where we’re not in the way and people can verify more facts about themselves, and we don’t have to be the judge or imply any bias on our part.”  Read more…

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