Guess which gender is more likely to be verified on Twitter? We’ll wait.

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The blue checkmark of a verified account has become a marker of legitimacy on Twitter. Yet, like other invented status symbols, it seems men are more likely to have one.

It’s difficult to determine just how many verified men there are versus women on the site – Twitter does not request gender during signup or the verification process. 

But data pulled for Mashable suggests men are doing remarkably better: Analysis by U.S. social analysis firm Brandwatch suggests far more men than women have been verified in Australia and the U.S. 

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