Twitter has begun purging the much coveted blue check marks from accounts that refuse to pay for it and Doug thinks it’s a mistake that will ultimately hurt Twitter’s reputation. With no way to verify legitimate accounts, every Tom, Dick and Harry’s opinion is given the same weight regardless of their qualifications or expertise. The truth is that some people’s words DO mean more than others and we’ve lost the only way we had to judge their veracity.
Doug Gottlieb: “Everybody’s comments now can be judged the same, to where now you’re like, ‘Wait, who is this?’ Evening the playing field is exactly what’s happened, and I don’t think that’s what should happen. I do think that some people’s words should mean more...”