Seth Rogen slams Twitter CEO over rise of white supremacy

Seth Rogen slams Twitter CEO over rise of white supremacy, says Jack Dorsey "doesn't give a f**k".
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Seth Rogen has used Twitter to condemn the platform's CEO for not "giving a f**k" about it being exploited by racist extremists.

The Pineapple Express star says he's had direct message conversations with Jack Dorsey about Twitter officially verifying white supremacist accounts, which the company says "authenticate identity and voice".

Rogen is unsatisfied with the result of those conversations and has taken to Twitter itself to let everyone know.

"I've been DMing with [Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey] about his bizarre need to verify white supremacists on his platform for the last eight months or so," said Rogen in a tweet.

"After all the exchanges, I've reached a conclusion: the dude simply does not seem to give a f**k."

In 2017, Twitter briefly suspended verifications after being criticised for verifying Charlottesville white supremacist rally organiser Jason Kessler, despite his using the platform to mock Heather Heyer - who was infamously killed by a neo-Nazi at the rally.

Mikki Kendall, a writer for the Guardian and the Washington Post, agreed with Rogen on Twitter.

"[Dorsey] doesn't [care]. I have talked to his staff, worked with them and they care," said Kendall in a tweet.

"He doesn't. He has some bizarre idea that this platform isn't supposed to consider the harm it can enable. But only in one direction."

CNET says it approached Twitter about Rogen's tweet but the company "declined to comment".