Google is mapping out a "celebrity acquisition plan" to help boost Google+, its three-week-old social network, according to CNN, which cites Google emails.
Google reportedly is considering asking celebrities to fax a copy of their driver’s license to the company, as one way the search giant could verify the identities of public figures who sign up for the service, the story notes. That would help prevent people from impersonating celebrities and might be similar to Twitter’s "verified" stamp, the piece adds.
Google declined to comment on plans for Google+.
Google+ got off to a rocky start with one celebrity, the piece says. William Shatner said his account was deactivated after he greeted his fans, although it was later reinstated.