Verify social media accounts managed by the U.S. federal government

The government uses social media tools like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to connect with people and communicate official information, so it’s important to know if a social media account is really managed by the government.

This tool lets you verify if a social media account is managed by the U.S. federal government.

You can look up accounts managed by federal agencies, elected officials, heads of agencies or members of the President’s Cabinet.


To see if a social media account is managed by the U.S. federal government, please type or paste its complete URL here:

Example: http://twitter.com/whitehouse

Types of accounts we can verify:

  • Blip
  • Disqus
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • Foursquare
  • Github
  • Google+
  • IdeaScale
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Meetup
  • Myspace
  • Pinterest
  • Posterous
  • Scribd
  • Slideshare
  • Socrata
  • Storify
  • Tumblr
  • Twitter
  • Uservoice
  • Ustream
  • Vimeo
  • Youtube