Impostors laying claim to the identity of President Goodluck Jonathan on Facebook have suffered a set-back, no thanks to Facebook which recently verified the profile of the President on the social network.
If you are finding it difficult to distinguish the authentic Facebook account of the President from the over 98 profiles bearing the President’s name and photographs, watch out for the social service’s recently launched verified page’s check mark.
Goodluck Jonathan now joins public figures such as United States President Barack Obama, and American singer, Lady Gaga among others enjoying the feature.
Facebook says the verified pages belong to a small group of prominent figures such as celebrities, journalists, government officials, popular brands and businesses.
The Facebook’s authenticity check mark helps to shield celebrities around the world from fraudsters prowling around the social network, using their identities.
Once the name of a celebrity or public figure whose profile has been verified is keyed into the search box, a blue check mark would pop up along with the name in the search results and in the timeline.