How does Twitter verify its accounts?

The process remains mysterious, although The Wall Street Journal made a valiant effort to crack the code.

Though Twitter is mum on the verification process, reporter Alexandra Cheney says there’s no one way that celebs become verified.

“Comedian Dane Cook (@danecook) said he ‘hit a few 100,000 followers and one day it was just verified.’ Adam Leber, Britney Spears’ manager said, ‘We reached out to the head of Twitter to verify ourselves.’ The musicians’ account (@britneyspears), which several people including Spears, her assistant, and Leber all post to, received a blue check shortly after the request was made.”

In the meantime, Twitter offers this explanation of which types of accounts are verified on its help site:

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