Similar to Twitter, and Google +, Facebook also rolled out feature popular figures and also people with many subscribers to officially verify their account. Celebrities, politicians, journalists, and many others can now claim their names on Facebook. By submitting a photo-ID issued by corresponding governments, they can start the verification process. Once verified they can use an alternate name or a pseudonym of theirs to use on facebook which will also be displayed in the search results.
A Facebook stated that “Starting today, we’ll begin testing a verification process for people with a large number of subscribers. The new process enables people to verify their identities by submitting a government issued ID. Once verified, they’ll also have the option to more prominently display an alternate name (nickname, maiden name, byline, etc.) on their timelines in addition to their real name. This update makes it even easier for subscribers to find and keep up with journalists, celebrities and other public figures they want to connect to.”
After submitting the proofs to Facebook, it approves the alternate names manually. To add to this, these verified account after that will be in the Facebook’s Subscription Suggestions. This feature now minimizes the problem fake profiles which have has already a big issue on social networking sites.