Verification process is ‘paused’ after Jason Kessler, activist behind Charlottesville rally that sparked violence gains approval

Jack Dorsey, the chief executive of Twitter, has said its “blue tick” verification process is “broken” after it verified the organiser of a far-right rally.

The social media company was criticised after Jason Kessler, who organised the Unite the Right rally which sparked violence in the US town of Charlottesville in August, tweeted on Wednesday to confirm he had been verified by the platform.

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