They request it through something called the Media Partner Portal.
Instagram Instructions on how to get Verified
So the entire thing is just bullshit, really.
There’s probably a way to get in there, by becoming a Facebook Marketing Partner. Whether or not I give enough of a shit to investigate, I don’t know.
I only wanted to see how it is done. I’m gettin’ tired of actually doing it.
So, basically, it would seem that anyone who has a valid business that they can Verify can just go through Facebook, become a Media Partner [ https://www.facebook.com/business/marketing-partners/become-a-partner ], and fuckin’ submit Verificatos for themselves. There are rules, mind you, but— there’s the door.
Probably I will no longer be pursuing this. I just wanted to see that there was a door. I’m not jumping through the hoops to go through it. I’d have to verify a business in order to do it, and, they’d probably still be able to deny me. I’m not starting a business just to get a checkmark. That’s foolish.
Though it is tempting
As are everything else that’s stupid but fun.