You may see some people on the Fediverse use Twitter-style verification symbols such as :verified: next to their names.

These are NOT verfied users, it's just a custom emoji which anyone can add. Because the Fediverse is decentralised, there is no direct verification system and these symbols carry no meaning.

However, if you are on Mastodon and you own a website, you CAN verify yourself as the site's owner using this tip:

@feditips And one can provide a cryptographic proof of ownership of an account on Mastodon (and other services) with #keyoxide:


@Doudouosm @keyoxide

Yes indeed!

And also some third party social media services allow people to post the verification code directly too, so you can show ownership of other accounts that way as well.

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