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Social Media Account Verification

From: Adam Sobieski <adamsobieski@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:54:29 +0000
To: "public-credentials@w3.org" <public-credentials@w3.org>
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Credentials Community Group,

Here is some interesting information on the state of the art with regard to social media account verification processes: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/the-complete-guide-to-social-media-account-verification/172832/ .

We can envision Credentials Community Group solutions becoming a means for more users to verify their social media accounts.
  2.  As more users verify their social media accounts, new social media policies become possible; we can envision, for example, that certain user privileges, such as advertising or sharing or forwarding shared content or news, may be only for verified accounts.  Such policies are possible both in general or only during election seasons.
Addressing the economics points from the meeting, there are markets for fake accounts.  I read recently that a fake social media account costs $0.10 and that an American account costs more (about $0.50 more) (https://www.wired.com/2017/02/veles-macedonia-fake-news/).  Account verification processes impact such markets, impacting the value of unverified or unverifiable accounts.

Best regards,
Adam Sobieski

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