Now Verified On Twitter: AP, Iggy Pop, 60 Minutes, Seagate, Bill Clinton

This is a weekly 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, 52,281 profiles have now been verified on Twitter, which is a rise of 577 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:

AP (@AP)

Bio: News, discussion and a behind-the-scenes look at the process from The Associated Press. Managed 24/7 by a team of editors based in NY
Followers: 1,934,260

Iggy Pop (@IggyPop)

Bio: If you’re not gonna do it, I’ll do it for you
Followers: 3,970

60 Minutes (@60Minutes)

Bio: The most successful news magazine in TV history, offering hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and profiles of people in the news.
Followers: 323,454

Seagate (@Seagate)

Bio: The world leader in storage solutions that connect people with their content. Life Happens…back it up!
Followers: 24,683

Bill Clinton (@billclinton)

Bio: Founder, Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States. Follow @ClintonFdn for more about my work around the world.
Followers: 515,412

Other verified brands and official bodies of note:

Clinton Foundation (@ClintonFdn)

Bio: Working to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote health and wellness, and protect the environment with @billclintonand @chelseaclinton.

Followers: 219,043

AP Stylebook (@APStylebook)

Bio: The essential style guide for journalists. Ask the Editor remains the best place to take specific style questions
Followers: 141,718

Warner Bros Studio Tour (@wbstudiotour)

Bio: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
Followers: 59,265

Kohl’s (@Kohls)

Bio: expect great things
Followers: 57,412

Food Monthly (@ObsFood)

Bio: The Observer’s monthly food magazine.
Followers: 54,523

Fifth Gear (@FifthGearTV)

Bio: Official account for the Fifth Gear car show. New series showing in the UK Mondays at 8pm on Discovery (Sky: 520, Virgin Media: 212).
Followers: 34,745

48 Hours (@48hours)

Bio: Television’s most popular true-crime series, investigating shocking cases and compelling real-life dramas with journalistic integrity and cutting-edge style.
Followers: 24,246

Paul Mitchell (@PaulMitchellUS)

Bio: The official Paul Mitchell page on Twitter!
Followers: 17,507

Panini America (@PaniniAmerica)

Bio: Panini is the world leader in officially licensed collectibles & the leading multi-national publisher of trading cards, stickers, comics & children’s magazines.
Followers: 15,163

LG Electronics (@LGUS)

Bio: Welcome to the official Twitter page of LG Electronics USA.
Followers: 14,534

Law And Order (@nbclawandorder)

Bio: The official Twitter profile for NBC’s Law and Order.
Followers: 8,388

Uber New York (@Uber_NYC)