Now Verified On Twitter: Barclays, David Ferrer, Qatar Airways, Fleetwood Mac, Land Rover

Published weekly each Monday morning, this is a continuing series of posts that will highlight 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, 44,837 profiles have now been verified on Twitter, which is a rise of 575 since last week. In this article we will look at recently-verified brand and celebrity profiles of note.

This week’s top five:

Barclays Bank (@Barclays)

Bio: Tweets and News from Barclays. Please note that for customer inquiries you should message @barclaysOnline
Followers: 175

David Ferrer (@DavidFerrer87)

Bio: Tennis Player.
Followers: 302,902

Qatar Airways (@qatarairways)

Bio: Official Qatar Airways Twitter Account.
Followers: 63,685

Fleetwood Mac (@fleetwoodmac)

Bio: The Official Fleetwood Mac Twitter
Followers: 9,752

Land Rover (@LandRover_UK)

Bio: Land Rover has been designing iconic vehicles with genuine capability and composure for over 65 years. Follow us to see more of what’s coming…
Followers: 19,767

Other verified brands of note:

Lotus F1 Team (@Lotus_F1Team)

Bio: Official Twitter of Lotus F1 Team.
Followers: 180,264

FHM (@FHM)

Bio: The people behind FHM in London – with all the stories from our website.
Followers: 72,260

Q magazine (@QMagazine)

Bio: Q Magazine – the rest is just noise
Followers: 68,905

NASA Social (@NASASocial)

Bio: We’re the @NASA Social Media Team. Follow us to learn about ways to get connected and collaborate with NASA.
Followers: 56,581

Mojo Magazine (@MOJOmagazine)

Bio: Music goodies from the MOJO universe.
Followers: 54,492

Knight Foundation (@knightfdn)

Bio: Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts.
Followers: 38,543

More Magazine (@moremagazine)

Bio: The UK’s only weekly magazine with relationship advice, high street fashion, beauty and celebrity news…
Followers: 55,786

Syracuse University (@SyracuseU)

Bio: The official Twitter account of Syracuse University, connecting SU students, alumni, faculty/staff, and friends around the world.
Followers: 18,136

PRWeb (@prweb)

Bio: Online news distribution service from @Vocus; We share biz tips and tactics.
Followers: 17,850

Disaronno (@Disaronno_UK)

Bio: This is the official page for DISARONNO, the world’s favourite Italian liqueur. DISARONNO encourages you to drink responsibly.
Followers: 16,202

Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC)

Bio: Welcome to the official Aberdeen Football Club twitter page!
Followers: 12,462

Del Monte (@DelMonte)

Bio: Garden quality at your fingertips.
Followers: 9,731

Activia (@ActiviaUK)

Bio: We’re on a mission to help the women of the UK feel amazing.
Followers: 7,111

Tic Tac (@TicTacUSA)

Bio: Welcome to the Official Tic Tac® USA Twitter page!
Followers: 4,749

Lurpak Butter (@LurpakButter)