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Jack Dorsey in France last year. Photo: Francois Durand/Getty Images for Twitter

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said his company's "intention is to open verification to everyone," Gizmodo reports. He said he doesn't want Twitter to "be the judge or imply bias" on who gets verified. The company didn't respond to a Gizmodo request for more info.

Why it matters: Verification of legitimate sources is a huge part of what helps curb the spread of fake news on Twitter. Expanding verification could open them up to more bad actors trying to take advantage of potentially false or misleading credibility.

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Dion Rabouin, author of Markets
34 mins ago - Economy & Business

The digital dollar is now high priority for the Fed

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The U.S. is starting to get serious about a central-bank-backed digital currency, with recent comments from top officials laying out the strongest support yet.

Driving the news: On Tuesday Fed chair Jerome Powell told Congress that developing a digital dollar is a "high priority project for us," but added that there are "significant technical and policy questions."

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
2 hours ago - Economy & Business

Coinbase files to go public

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase on Thursday filed to go public via a $1 billion direct listing.

Why it matters: This comes in the midst of a crypto boom, and the listing may further legitimize the industry.

Trump’s blunt weapon: State GOP leaders

Trump supporters rally near Mar-a-Lago on Feb. 15. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

President Trump didn't have to punish his critics in Congress — his allies back in the states instantly and eagerly did the dirty work.

Why it matters: Virtually every Republican who supported impeachment was censured back home, or threatened with a primary challenge.

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