Over the weekend Twitter removed the @verified account from Jose Canseco.
As is typical, no explantion was given for the removal.
However after a quick review of Jose’s timeline, I’m fairly certain why.
Never tweet to anyone that their appearance makes you throw up.
We tweeted to Kim Kardashian to inquire, but do not expect a response.
What is now known however is that certain people have access to “escalation” channels and can inquire, and/or work to have other people suspended or punished in retributive fashion.
It is clear Twitter plays favorites.
This favoritism is very strange as Randi Lee Harper is able to silence LGBT on Twitter and violate consumers privacy.
Twitter continues to exhibit a punitive handling of these issues in certain cases.
Why not reach out to Jose and discuss the reasoning?
Why not provide some level of customer service, especially as their reputation is not so great in social media now?
Why not give Jose an opportunity to correct the problem and have a learning opportunity that can help Jose and make clear to other consumers what is and what is not allowed?
It makes no sense that Twitter leaves not just Jose, but all consumers mystified.
Especially as the double standard of their moderation remains evident.
Some people are pretty freely abused on Twitter.
Tweeting the wife of the dude who Twitter is banking on? Not smart.
But this was known when Twitter verified him…