“Included in the new verification guidelines was this: “Twitter maintains the right to remove verification at any time externally any notice. Reasons for removal may speculate behaviors on and off Twitter that include…”
This means “may guess at,” based on an algorithm. Twitter has a right to do this, but does that make it a company you want using you as its product?
Whether you imagine Barack Obama or Donald Trump as evil incarnate, can you imagine what the Feds might do with such a list? Add you to NICS as “prohibited”? Trigger an IRS audit? Identify who uses the term “undocumented migrants?” Well, that last wouldn’t be on Twitter’s list, of course.
Continuing (emphasis mine):
That was actions both on and off Twitter.
With a single verdict, Twitter has saddled itself with an incredible responsibility. It not only plans to police its users while they’re using the aid. Now it has to police them when they’re not on Twitter, too.
That’s a remarkably tall order for any company. It’s unclear how Twitter will do this, or how effective it will be in searching for violators.”
Does it include attending a rally in real space? Facial recognition software makes that quite conceivable.
More from a different section of Twitter policies, where they explicitly invoke guilt by association, The Twitter Rules;
You also may not affiliate with organizations that — whether by their own statements or activity both on and off the platform — use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes.
See, this is why defining speech they dislike as literal violence is so important to the SJWs. Note that it appears to be OK to promote violence against the military or police.
As to the author’s question in that first link about how Twitter will accomplish this, here’s how Facebook does it, Data Policy:
“We collect information when you visit or use third-party websites and apps that use our Services (like when they offer our Like button or Facebook Log In or use our measurement and advertising services). This includes information about the websites and apps you visit, your use of our Services on those websites and apps, as well as information the developer or publisher of the app or website provides to you or us.”
Every time you click on one of those ubiquitous buttons,
…you give the amoral profiteers more psychological leverage.
It isn’t hard to imagine a version of Google Glass that tracks eye movement, pupillary diameter, and even heart rate from the blood vessels in your eye – then they’ll be guessing your thoughts.
Given Facebook’s unethical experiments in psychological manipulation, and the drive to convince us that speech is literally violence, tell me more about what these Progressive funders see in “net neutrality?”
And then check out gab.ai.