Quora Kicks Off Verified Profiles With Spotlight On President Barack Obama

quora-logoQuora announced new Verified Profiles today, now adding a checkmark to profile pictures of public figures and writers deemed worthy by the site.

According to Quora, it doesn’t accept verification requests, but instead will determine who gets a verified profile based on whether a “significant percentage of Quora readers recognize the person’s name or background and will value confirmation of the person’s identity.”

To kick off the new feature, the site spotlighted President Barack Obama’s Quora profile and claimed it will be rolling out more verified profiles during the coming weeks.Barack Obama Quora profile March 2014