[Ed. – The platform certainly has the gall to fact-check tweets by the president.]
Is Twitter punishing journalists who report on negative Obama stories by taking away their “blue check” verified status?
A number of reporters are saying that their coveted “blue checks” have been revoked in recent days. Rudy Takala, a reporter and editor at Mediate, says that his verified status was removed within an hour after posting a story about Obama’s spying on journalists.
“I tweeted this column about the Obama administration spying on journalists at 5:47 Thursday. Around an hour later, my verification badge magically disappeared.”
The column in question discussed rampant spying by the Obama administration, as exposed by former CBS journalist Sharyl Attkisson, who says she was spied on by the Obama administration over her investigative reports on Fast & Furious.