Twitter just did something stunning to one “Jeopardy!” champion

Social media giants have rules that nobody can understand.

The rules are intentionally vague so they can be applied however the people in charge want.

That’s how Twitter excused doing something stunning to this one Jeopardy! champion.

Twitter grants and revokes blue-checkmark status to profiles on a whim.

The checkmark is supposed to denote that the user is verified, which is supposed to lend credibility to the account.

However, some fake accounts have been verified, and high-profile conservatives have not been verified.

And one Jeopardy! champion just got his blue checkmark revoked after participating in a charity event for St. Jude’s Children’s hospital.

From Newsweek:

“Jeopardy!” champion Matt Amodio has lost his Twitter verification checkmark on the microblogging platform one day after participating in a charity event with St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, an organization focused on childhood cancer…Twitter’s blue verification checkmarks are intended for accounts that represent or are otherwise associated with “a prominently recognized individual or brand,” Twitter’s FAQ states. It’s unclear why the social network removed Amodio’s checkmark.

Amodio tweeted (and later deleted):

One day after participating in the wonderful @StJude charity event, my blue check has disappeared?

We now know how @Twitter feels about helping children in need, apparently#Jeopardy #MillionDollarChallenge #ForStJude #gametheory @Jeopardy.

Revoking Amodio’s status, especially after participating in a charity event, raised a lot of eyebrows.

His fans online rallied to bring attention to the puzzling move.

It appears as though his campaign worked because Amodio’s blue checkmark was restored.

The criteria for a blue checkmark remain a mystery.

Several high-profile conservatives have been denied blue-checkmark status because they’re too disruptive to the establishment.

For example, the conservative satire site The Babylon Bee was denied a blue checkmark for ages despite having close to 1 million followers.

Investigative journalist James O’Keefe had close to 1 million followers and he did not have a verified checkmark and his account has since been deleted for an ambiguous rules violation.

The Twitter rules don’t make any sense at all, and more people are beginning to see it.

The only thing that seems to get a response from Twitter is public embarrassment.

Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.

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