Twitter quietly removed the verified checkmark from Ars Technica writer Peter Bright’s account over the weekend, days after he was arrested by the FBI for soliciting sex from two pre-pubescent children.
On Monday, a keen Redditor noted @DrPizza’s checkmark had been removed following reports Friday of Bright’s arrest.
— [LISTED] (@realDougStewart) June 10, 2019
On Friday a federal complaint detailed how Bright was caught in an FBI sting attempting to meet two children, a nine-year old boy and seven-year old girl, for sexual activities.
His arrest and the circumstances that led up to it were detailed in the FBI’s complaint against him, released Friday:
Over the weekend, many Twitter users questioned why Bright was still a verified user, while others had their checkmarks – and even their Twitter accounts – removed for far less.
— Jaihawkk (@Jaihawkk) June 8, 2019
— Stone (@TheApocalyst) June 8, 2019
Twitter removed pedo @DrPizza ‘s checkmark, account remains. Alex Jones and Milo were “guilty” of far less than soliciting sex for a 9 year old…
— Hon. Flip Asshat Elder (@AsshatTrading) June 10, 2019
And he’s STILL up on Twitter! You would think being charged with soliciting and arranging for sex with a 7 and a 9 year old online, would be grounds for someone’s removal, but nah…he’s still verified and all. @TwitterSafety https://t.co/X00NySyHbp
— Mindy Robinson 🇺🇸 (@iheartmindy) June 8, 2019
All they did was remove his blue checkmark. Yes, Twitter dot com was approving and promoting a pedophile as they claim their blue checkmark isn't for real life identification (see banned right wing folks) but validation of their views.
— southsidecards (@southsidecards) June 10, 2019
Why is this blue checkmark PEDO still unbanned by twitter??
— Smegma (@YummySmegma) June 8, 2019
Still no comment by @arstechnica about their employee Peter Bright aka "Dr. Pizza" arrested for soliciting sex from minors. Also @jack why is his @DrPizza verified blue checkmark Twitter account still active? https://t.co/cur3WoK2RX
— bydefault (@bydefault) June 8, 2019
Twitter did not respond to Infowars’ request for comment.