Autism Awareness charity campaigner Kevin Healey has started a Twitter campaign to get his account verified.
Healey said: “People who want to support Autism Awareness are being misled by fake accounts and malicious messages about autism. This damages our charitable efforts.”
He wants his account to be verified to limit the impact of fake Twitter profiles, a fact he is promoting using hashtag #verifykevhealey, and a petition has so far seen 1,200 signatures urging Twitter to consider verification.
However, Twitter said that it only verifies the accounts of celebrities and public figures.