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Instagram adds verified accounts to ‘stop bad actors’

SAN FRANSISCO: Instagram on Tuesday set out to thwart duplicity with an option to authenticate high-profile accounts at the Facebook-owned image or video sharing social network. Blue badges displayed at Instagram accounts will indicate holders have gone through a verification process that includes providing photos of identity documentation, according to chief technology officer Mike Krieger. “Keeping people with bad intentions off our platform is incredibly important to me,” Krieger said in an online post. “That…