I found the following: "The Verified Badge cannot be used unless it is provided by Twitter. Accounts using a badge as part of profile pictures, background images, or in any way implying false verification will be permanently suspended."
( from http://support.twitter.com/groups/31-twitter-basics/topics/111-features/articles/119135-about-verified-accounts ) I fully understand that the badge mustn't be used falsely, but it's the first sentence ...0 << The Verified Badge cannot be used unless it is provided by Twitter >> This doesn't really say whether showing it against genuinely verified accounts is allowed. There is nothing in the display guidelines. Are we allowed to display the badge within search results for Twitter users when the API reports the user as verified? -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk