“Verified” is a complete misnomer.

When someone is lying, the passive voice is a very common choice of words.

To phrase something as if it is out of Twitter’s, Facebook, Instagram’s control rather than state this as a deliberate policy.

It’s not really an ID verification if you “de-verify” people for their political or commercial stance.

At first sight it is “everything is allowed, just some things are not supported (yet)”, but the real meaning is “linking to competitors is not allowed”.


Youtube recently decided to change their requirements to become verified. They emailed existing verified users that they no longer meet these requirements and therefore will loose the “verified” status. Completely insane. BECAUSE doing business with China and they don’t want to monitze the Hong Kong Videos.