Seth Rogen has rebuked the CEO of Twitter for verifying white supremacists.
Jack Dorsey co-founded the social media platform after coming up with the idea while at university in the late ’90s.
Rogen revealed yesterday (July 3) that he has been in private conversations with Dorsey over the issue. “I’ve been DMing with @jack about his bizarre need to verify white supremacists on his platform for the last 8 months or so, and after all the exchanges, I’ve reached a conclusion,” the actor wrote. “The dude simply does not seem to give a fuck.”
I’ve been DMing with @jack about his bizarre need to verify white supremacists on his platform for the last 8 months or so, and after all the exchanges, I’ve reached a conclusion: the dude simply does not seem to give a fuck.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) July 3, 2018
Neither Twitter nor Dorsey have commented on Rogen’s comments at the time of writing.
Last year, it was revealed that the social media site had verified the account of Jason Kessler – one of the main organisers of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. Twitter’s guide to verified accounts states: “An account may be verified if it is determined to be an account of public interest. Typically this includes accounts maintained by users in music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business, and other key interest areas.”
It also adds that a verified badge “does not imply any endorsement by Twitter.”
Meanwhile, Rogen is working on an American remake of British comedy Plebs. The ITV2 show is based in Ancient Rome and follows grain company workers Marcus Phillipus Valerius Gallo (Tom Rosenthal), Stylax Rufus Eurisces (Joel Fry) and their slave Grumio (Ryan Sampson).
No details on cast, broadcaster or premiere date for the new US version have been confirmed at present.