Not a big fan of Twitter — I log on every few months, maybe — but I’ve always assumed that a verified account just meant that the account holder was verified to be who he said he was. IOW, not a bot.
Why would anybody think that it meant any more than that? How would Twitter confer special credibility on a user? Why would Twitter be able to judge the credibility of content?
The SJW left wants Twitter to impose an ideological filter and ban persons and speech with which the left disagrees. I’m assuming that’s the ulterior motive of this article.
While Twitter appears to be open to ideological filtering, its peripatetic attempts have been largely ineffective.
There is nothing to be gained by censoring viewpoints online. You guys should stop trying to do so.