Is Twitter's verification process sexist? | The Tylt
Is Twitter's verification process sexist?
Jenn Frank left Twitter in protest after she was denied verification when her husband, with far fewer credentials, was accepted: "How lovely, that being famous enough, or a male programmer enough, results in better social tools," Frank tweeted.
Twitter is trying—Brianna Wu, who was literally driven from her home by harassment during Gamergate, had positive words about Twitter opening up their quality filter to everyone.
I spoke to @mic about the disturbing trend of women being denied verification. Data shows a 2 to 1 bias for men.https://t.co/vvmtAMcywg
But Wu also pointed out that the data shows bias against women—which in itself is unfair, but even more unjust when you factor in that women on Twitter actually need the shield of verification far more than men do.
Twitter verification really does seem pretty clearly biased, which is a shame. Another dropped ball. https://t.co/ttq60gewQs