Journalist with a coding habit at @propublica. Help run @openelex. Cricket, congress & campaign finance. Not a Detroit Piston. derek.willis@propublica.org

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@derekwillis — 18,760 followers, 82,816 tweets

Nov 19, 2017

@mcgint I don't think they meant to decide who to endorse. I think ppl just took it that way. Some UK hoops fans thought I was their Derek Willis b/c of the checkmark.

Nov 19, 2017

@cynduja I've been told that sometimes I'm prone to blurting out things. Just been on my mind, I guess.

Nov 18, 2017

@ianpatrickhines which, if you're running a purely authentication system, makes no sense.

Nov 18, 2017

@ianpatrickhines I think they could have not had a two-tiered system that set them up for criticism & charges.

Nov 18, 2017

@ianpatrickhines Yes, and I can understand that. I have had many, many conversations with people who do see it that way. Constant references to the "blue-checkmark crowd" & alleging bias by Twitter.

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