On Thursday, Twitter announced that they will be "pausing" their verification system to re-evaluate their process after coming under fire for verifying the account of Jason Kessler, the leader of Unite the Right and organizer of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in August.

In a statement released on its Twitter Support account, the company said, "Verification was meant to authenticate identity & voice but it is interpreted as an endorsement or an indicator of importance. We recognize that we have created this confusion and need to resolve it. We have paused all general verifications while we work and will report back soon."

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey posted a similar note about their verification system, saying, "We should’ve communicated faster on this (yesterday): our agents have been following our verification policy correctly, but we realized some time ago the system is broken and needs to be reconsidered. And we failed by not doing anything about it. Working now to fix faster."

The popular social media platform that's home to 330 million active users (and is the preferred outlet for President Trump) grants verification to users they deem to be authentic. Twitter is well within their right to choose who should and who should not be verified according to their standards.

For those who think this is a free speech issue, it's not. Twitter isn't silencing Kessler for his views or for organizing the rally that led to the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer when she was struck by a car driven by avowed white supremacist James Alex Fields. If anything, Twitter was in the wrong for rewarding Kessler in the first place with a blue check mark. In addition to Kessler, Twitter should have never given white supremacist and self-proclaimed founder of the alt-right Richard Spencer the type of platform he so enjoys to this day.

In the marketplace of ideas, private enterprise, not the government, should decide what views are acceptable and what are not. It's the same marketplace that's making it extremely difficult for former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke and right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos to be taken seriously.

White nationalists, supremacists, and neo-Nazis should not be given the stamp of approval by a private company like Twitter. Their ideas are repugnant and, if anything, a stain on conservatism as many attribute their far-right fringe views with the Republican party as a whole. Conservatives believe in free speech, yet should want these fringe ideas associated with them extinguished more than anyone.