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Facebook debuts verified accounts

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Verified accounts on Facebook include a blue circle with a white check mark. Verified accounts on Facebook include a blue circle with a white check mark.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

In an attempt to help users locate actual accounts of high-profile celebrities and businesses, Facebook launched a verified account icon Wednesday.

Similar to Twitter's verified status icon, the blue and white check mark graphic will appear next to the names of accounts deemed "high profile," based primarily on numbers of likes and visitors. There is currently no application system for obtaining verified status, unlike Twitter.

It is hoped the new signifier will help fans "like" and share posts from the genuine entities instead of inadvertently following fake accounts.

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