Tinder Plans Celebrity Verification Program

Los Angeles-based mobile dating app developer Tinder is looking to clamp down on users creating fake celebrity accounts on the service, by launched a new verification program. According to a report from the Hollywood Reporter, the company is ramping up efforts to make the platform usable by real celebrities, because users widely regard celebrities on the service to be fake. According to the report, the program will be similar to Twitter's checkmarks, Twitter's program to verify that "key individuals and brands" can use to prove they really are who they say they are.