There are many scamers and fakers out there who portray themselves as celebrities and spread false information across the No.1 social network - Facebook. Going by the records, the Mark Zuckerberg's social network is full of them, type in a celebrity name and you will find tons of profiles having the same name, sometimes making it impossible find the real one.
To make it easier for the fan followers, Facebook has now introduced something new that help you find the real celebrity. The social-networking site has launched Verified Pages and Profiles to help people find the authentic accounts of celebrities and other high-profile people and businesses. The Verified Pages will have a small, blue check mark beside their name on timelines, in search results, and elsewhere on Facebook.
How This Works?
Acccording to the latest, TechCrunch reports, Facebook will be rolling out notifications to some of the users with many subscribers, on their profile, giving them the option to verify their identity. The high-profile users will then have to submit a copy of their government-issued photo ID, like maybe a driver's license, in order to verify the account. Once the verification process is complete, the copy will be deleted.
You will not be able to volunteer to get your profile verified. Notifications will be a manually sent by the social-networking site.
Confirmed Ids will have an option of adding pseudo names or nick names that will display near their real name. This will make the profiles more prominent on the Facebook's Subscribe suggestions, making it easy for people to find them.
The pseudo name once again will be manually authenticated by Facebook. At the same time, users will be able to report fake accounts that are impersonating them, their business or their brand.