About Verified Accounts

Verified Accounts


You may now apply for Verification. On web, navigate toMy Profile General Settings and Verification. Please read the criteria below to understand if your account qualifies.

The blue Verified badge on Kubo Social lets people know that an account of public interest is authentic. To receive the blue badge, your account must be authentic, notable, and active.


To encourage and maintain trust between users on the platform, you will need to confirm your identity with Kubo Social in order to be Verified. Depending on the category, you will be asked to choose one of the following three methods of verifying your identity:

  • Official website: Provide the link to an official website that references you (or your organization) and your Kubo social account. For individuals, the organization that owns the website must be Verified on Kubo Social.

  • ID verification: Provide a photo of a valid official government issued identification document, such as your Drivers License or Passport. This requirement applies to individuals, not companies, brands, or organizations.

  • Official email address: Provide an official email address with a domain relevant to the notability category you choose. For individuals, the organization the domain is associated with must be Verified on Kubo social.


Your account must represent or otherwise be associated with a prominently recognized individual or brand, in line with the notability criteria described below. In addition to confirming the identity of the controller of the account, Kubo Social will Verify the following types of accounts based on the criteria described. In all categories, Kubo Social may independently confirm qualifying affiliation through business partnerships or direct outreach. For each category we may request the following type of information to confirm notability:

  • News Coverage: Provide news articles that are about or reference yourself or your organization multiple times in the article. These articles must be from Verified news organizations and cannot be a blog or self-published content. Some categories may require you to submit articles that reference or link to you or your organizations Kubo Social handle in addition to referring to you or your organization.

  • Google Trends: Provide a link to a profile on Google Trends that depicts search history and is linked to the category in which you are applying

  • Wikipedia: Provide a link to a stable Wikipedia article about you or your organization that meets the encyclopedias notability standards

  • Other industry specific references: Depending on the category, we may ask for more industry specific references such as a link to an IMDB page for entertainment.

  • Follower or Mention Count: If your account is detected to be in the top .05% follower or mention count for your geographic location, it may count towards notability evidence for certain categories.

Note: Kubo Social uses a mix of internal signals to evaluate the authenticity of a given accounts followers and engagement. We also assess a range of signals from third-party public resources that have been submitted in support of applications (such as how recently they were updated) to evaluate the quality of those resources.


Your account must be active with a record of adherence to the Kubo Social Rules. This means:

  • Complete:Your account must have a profile name, and a profile image;

  • Active use:Your account must be public at the time of application and you must have logged into that account in the last six months;

  • Security:Your account must have a confirmed email address or phone number; and

  • Kubo Social Rules:Your account must not have had a 12-hour or 7-day lockout for violating the Kubo Social Rules in the past 12 months (excluding successful appeals).*

*We may make exceptions to the above requirements for accounts at high risk of impersonation or safety related concerns.

Please note, we reserve the right to deny or revoke Verification to accounts that meet any of the above criteria through artificial or inauthentic activity.

Ineligible Accounts

Certain accounts are ineligible for the blue badge, regardless of the above criteria, including:

  • Parody, newsfeed, commentary, and unofficial fan accounts;

  • Pets and fictional characters, unless directly affiliated with a Verified Company, Brand, or Organization, or with a Verified entertainment production

  • Accounts engaged in severe violations of our platform manipulation and spam policy, such as the buying and selling of followers and engagement

  • Accounts of individuals or groups associated with coordinated harmful activity, or hateful content as defined in Kubo Socials Ads Policies, or that have been found to have committed gross human rights violations by an international court/tribunal, or a fact-finding mission or commission of inquiry authorized by an international organization, may be ineligible for Verification even if their activity on Kubo Social doesnt violate the Kubo Social Rules

  • Accounts that routinely post content that harasses, shames, or insults any individual or group especially on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, medical/genetic condition, status as a veteran, status as a refugee, or status as an or content that promotes the supremacy or interests of members of any group in a manner likely to be perceived as demeaning on the basis of these categories; and

  • Accounts promoting sale of the Verification badge itself or offering unauthorized assistance with the application process**

Loss of Verified Status

In accordance with the Kubo Social Terms of Service, Kubo Social may remove the Verified status of an account at any time without notice.

Sometimes, changes made to an account by the owner may result in loss of Verified status. User-made changes include, but are not limited to:

  • If you change your username (@handle)

  • If your account becomes inactive or incomplete

  • If you are no longer in the position you initially were Verified for such as an elected government official who leaves office and you do not otherwise meet our criteria for Verification

  • If changes to your account are misleading or substantially alter the persona present on your account

  • If changes to your account result in failure to meet the eligibility requirements for Verification outlined above

  • If changes to your account cause you to fall under any of the categories in the Ineligible Accounts section

Kubo Social may also remove the blue badge from accounts that are found to be in severe or repeated violation of the Kubo Social Rules. Any violation of the Kubo Social Terms of Service or Kubo Social Rules, manipulation of Kubo Social processes, or circumvention of enforcement actions may result in loss of the badge or in certain instances, suspension. This includes:

Removal of the badge based on repeated violations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and is not automatic.

Kubo Social reserves the right to assess the qualifications of any Verified account under the currently published version of the Verification Policy.

Please note, we may suspend accounts that use imagery of, or similar to, the Verification badge in a manner that may mislead the public about the accounts Verification status.

** Important Note:

Kubo Social does not sell the blue Verification badge. A Kubo Social employee will never request financial compensation in exchange for a badge or as part of the application process. Kubo Social does not authorize any external agents or individuals to sell Verification on the platform. We encourage people to directly apply through the Verification application process available in the Kubo Social website. Individuals offering to buy or sell Verification are subject to loss of Verified status and permanent suspension from the platform.

Categories for Verification

The specific requirements for authenticity, notability and activity are outlined by category and subcategory below:


Government Office Accounts

Accounts of current government agencies, departments/ministries, and institutions.