Facebook to launch verification for Pages

By | Published on Friday 31 May 2013


Facebook has launched Twitter-style verification badges to guarantee the authenticity of fan pages on its system. Although technically unofficial artist or celebrity pages are against Facebook rules, this has not stopped imposters from popping up for numerous artists, particularly those who don’t have an official presence on the social network.

In a post announcing the new initiative, the company said: “We’re launching verified Pages to help people find the authentic accounts of celebrities and other high-profile people and businesses on Facebook. Verified Pages have a small, blue check mark beside their name on timelines, in search results, and elsewhere on Facebook. Verified Pages belong to a small group of prominent public figures (celebrities, journalists, government officials, popular brands and businesses) with large audiences”.