Meta has unveiled a verification system on Facebook and Instagram similar to the one created by Twitter.
Meta Verified was rolled out on the company’s social media platforms Friday. Instead of giving out blue checkmarks to accounts because the user is a prominent public figure, the checkmark is open to any user as a means to verify that the account is authentic. The system is similar to Twitter Blue, the subscription service unveiled by Elon Musk after he took over Twitter.
“The meaning of the verified badge has been updated to represent authenticity,” Instagram said on its help website. “An Instagram account with a verified badge next to its name now means that Instagram has confirmed that it is the authentic presence for that person or brand. Previously,
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