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.

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.

Twitter did not respond to Infowars’ request for comment.



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