Identifying real celebrity Facebook fan page can pose a lot of challenge — the good thing is that Facebook has come up with an option that allows followers to easily identify celebrities fan pages. The following tools and suggestions will help you to quickly spot and identify real celebrity fan pages.
In order to find out which celebrity fan page is real or fake, you must search for clues that confirm page authenticity. Before I proceed, you too can become a celebrity by creating a fan page with a stunning Facebook cover photo that can promote you, your idea, brand or your business.
How to spot and identify a fake Facebook Celebrity account
Method 1 – Facebook Verification
Although a real celebrity page often has a lot of “likes”, a high number isn’t a guarantee. Facebook researches profiles and fan pages that have a large number of followers and then tags confirmed accounts with a verification icon — a blue circle labeled with a white check mark — so fans don’t have to guess. The icon appears on an account’s cover photo to the right of the celebrity’s name. It also appears anywhere else on the site that links back to the account, such as in Facebook search bar results and on account thumbnails that pop up when you roll a cursor over a Facebook user’s name.
As small and new celebrity accounts don’t usually receive a verification icon, the next best way to spot a real page is by checking the “About” screen. Celebrities often list detailed information about themselves, such as work titles, academic accomplishments and professional awards, and offer self-written messages to fans. On a personal account, you might also find a link to a fan page and a note explaining that profile access is only approved for relatives and close friends. Another clue is the types of links added to the About screen. Celebrities typically add links to official websites and verified social network accounts.
Method 3 – Post Content
Because celebrities talk about their interests, work, family and friends, and often post personal photos and videos, post content usually reveals if an account is fake or real. If you’re uncertain about some facts, check and compare specific details against information in news articles about a celebrity. Since many celebrities have to be careful about how they appear online to protect their image, a real account is less likely to have a lot of spelling and grammatical errors. Additionally, unless a celebrity is known for using harsh language, posts won’t usually contain cursing or strong opinions. In fact, a real celebrity account is more likely to feature an apology to fans about past or recent off-color comments or poor behavior.
When you identify a fake Facebook account, report it immediately. To report a fake page, click on the button marked with three dots next to the Share button on the page’s cover photo, select “Report Page” and then follow the onscreen instructions (See the screenshot above).
Fake celebrity pages aren’t merely an annoyance or nuisance. Bad guys often use them to convince fans to click links to phishing sites designed to steal users personal info, or online stores designed to sell products that aren’t officially endorsed by a celebrity.
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