Jan 26, 2013
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Instagram asking some users to verify their identity with photo ID
Over the past weeks, Instagram has started asking some users to validate their identity with photo ID. The move is in line with a verified account initiative pursued by Instagram’s parent company Facebook since February last year. However, unlike Facebook, Instagram allows members to use public-facing pseudonyms; so what exactly are users verifying?

Instagram asking some users to verify their identity with photo ID

Over the past weeks, Instagram has started asking some users to validate their identity with photo ID. The move is in line with a verified account initiative pursued by Instagram’s parent company Facebook since February last year. However, unlike Facebook, Instagram allows members to use public-facing pseudonyms; so what exactly are users verifying?

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    If a user has not been suspicious yet, he would be now.
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