[NewsFlash] Facebook Launches Verified Accounts

Facebook, the social network with over a 1 Billion user accounts now launches Verified Accounts. Earlier this week, Mashable breaks the news that – Much like verified accounts on Twitter, verified Facebook pages will now display a small blue check mark beside their owner’s name on the social network. The check mark will also appear beside the individual’s name in search results, as well as anywhere else on Facebook where it appears.

Just like Twitter’s verified accounts, Facebook’s verified status won’t be offered to everyone. Verified accounts will be specifically available to public figures with large audiences, namely, celebrities, government officials, popular brands and some journalists.

Verified Facebook Pages and profiles will start rolling out Wednesday.

“Verified Pages belong to a small group of prominent public figures (celebrities, journalists, government officials, popular brands and businesses) with large audiences,” the company said.

What do you think about the new feature? Are you happy Facebook is verifying the authenticity of some accounts? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

*Post culled from Mashable.

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