Twitter to launch “Verified Account” beta

Posted: June 14, 2009 in Tech

Twitter announced that it will soon launch a “verified accounts” beta to authenticate the identity of the celebrities – like public officials, famous artists, and athletes – and other famous users at risk, thereby mitigating the chances of impersonation.

All approved Twitter accounts will include a “Verified Account” seal on the upper right-hand corner.

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said “We hope to verify more accounts in the future but due to the resources required, verification will begin only with a small set.” For its initial salvo, businesses will not be included.

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