How could so many fake accounts get verified? You guess is as good as ours, but the Daily Dot speculates there could have been someone working on the inside. Remember when Twitter briefly deleted President Donald Trump’s account in November 2017, long before his permanent ban? That was the result of an employee who couldn’t take anymore of Trump’s bullshit and suspended Trump on his last day like a hero.

In this case, there’s a chance someone inside Twitter verified these accounts for a reason. But at this point, that’s just a wild guess. The other option? Twitter’s criteria for verification are just bullshit and they’re throwing darts at a dartboard.