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Now Verified On Twitter: Mini, Amir Khan, Harvey Nichols, Wu Tang Clan, Lancôme USA

This is a continuing series of posts that highlights newly-verified brands, celebrities and persons of interest on Twitter.

Twitter verifies accounts to prove authenticity of identity. That is, the little blue verified badge is added to profiles that are at a high risk of impersonation to prove to other users that this person or brand is who they say they are. Occasionally Twitter makes a mistake, but, for the most part the system works, and the blue tick carries a lot of weight.

(Looking to get verified? Learn more about how, when and why Twitter verifies profiles here.)

In total, 48,121 profiles have now been verified on Twitter, which is a rise of 1,096 newly-verified profiles since last week. In this article we will look at recently-verified brand and celebrity profiles of note.

This week’s top five:

MINI (@MINI)

Bio: MINI: Outstanding design, excellent agility, functional flexibility and space-saving cleverness. Since 1959
Followers: 25,788

Amir Khan (@AmirKingKhan)

Bio: Former Super WBA and IBF 140lbs world champion. Ceo of Khan promotion and Amirkhanfoundation.
Followers: 1,410,222

Harvey Nichols (@HarveyNichols)

Bio: Follow us for access to the latest news from Harvey Nichols: the ultimate destination for fashion, beauty, food and dining
Followers: 99,277

Wu Tang Clan (@WuTangClan)

Bio: Wu Tang Forever
Followers: 139,277

Lancôme USA (@LancomeUSA)

Bio: The official Lancôme USA Twitter page for the latest product and beauty news, expert tips, trends, and red carpet reporting
Followers: 140,027

Other verified brands of note:

Have I Got News For You (@haveigotnews)

Bio: Have I Got News For You is the long running comedy quiz show fronted by team captains Ian Hislop & Paul Merton, which casts a jaundiced eye over the week’s news
Followers: 113,373

Cleveland Indians (@Indians)

Bio: Official Twitter of the Cleveland Indians. Established 1901.
Followers: 102,659

Glasgow 2014 (@Glasgow2014)

Bio: The official channel of the XX Commonwealth Games – sport, culture and progress updates on our journey towards Glasgow 2014
Followers: 40,375

Wicked UK (@WickedUK)

Bio: Official UK Twitter Feed for the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz.
Followers: 31,443

Cobra Golf (@cobragolf)

Bio: Bringing you news and updates from Cobra Golf, our high performance golf clubs and Tour staff.
Followers: 30,951

SkyDrive (@SkyDrive)

Bio: Any file, anywhere, automatically. From Microsoft.
Followers: 29,982

Notre Dame (@NotreDame)

Bio: Official Twitter feed for the University of Notre Dame. A force for good since 1842.
Followers: 20,413

ZSL London Zoo (@zsllondonzoo)

Bio: The official Twitter home of ZSL London Zoo. London’s wildest day out! Tweets by creatures with opposable thumbs.
Followers: 19,195

Children’s Society (@childrensociety)

Bio: Leading UK children’s charity making childhood better.
Followers: 12,804

Playskool (@playskool)

Bio: Since 1928, we’ve been more than play. We know that play engages the imagination & lays down important foundational skills for future learning…and, it’s fun!
Followers: 10,540

GE Capital (@GECapital)

Bio: Your source of information for what’s happening at GE Capital. I’m Kim McGinnis, I work for GE Capital HQ. For consumer inquiries, see@GoGECapital.
Followers: 5,809

Riverdance (@Riverdance)

Bio: “The Original…The Best” Riverdance is a celebration of Irish dance, music and culture’
Followers: 5,085

Play-Doh (@PlayDoh)

Bio: The Play-Doh brand is proud to celebrate over 50 years of creatable, colorful, makeable fun! Fun to play with, not to eat.
Followers: 3,281

MINI UK (@MINIUK)

Bio: Little bits of MINI UK news and information… a MINI conversation!
Followers: 2,758

The LEGO Movie (@TheLEGOMovie)

Bio: Welcome to Warner Bros.’ official Twitter page for The LEGO Movie! In theaters February 7, 2014.
Followers: 2,709

Other verified celebrities of note:

THE THE (@thethe)

Bio: Official Twitter® page for THE THE – hand-crafting political anthems for discerning music lovers.
Followers: 7,337

Mudhoney (@_Mudhoney)

Bio: Updates for Mudhoney from Seattle, WA
Followers: 6,479

Neneh Cherry (@misscherrylala)

Bio: The Cherry Thing is out now!
Followers: 3,931

Soul II Soul (@Soul2SoulUK)

Bio: Official Twitter page for the Funki Dreds with a Happy Face, a Thumpin’ Bass for a Loving Race!
Followers: 2,621

agnethaofficial (@agnethaofficial)

Bio: The official Twitter page for Agnetha. New album ‘A’ out May 13.
Followers: 1,577

Noah Emmerich (@NoahEmmerich)

Bio: one of us
Followers: 1,054

The Temptations (@TheTemptations1)

Bio: Tweets about the legendary soul quintet from Detroit, MI. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Followers: 77

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