BBC - Oct 28 - In a bid to tackle fake profiles and fraudsters, gay dating app Hornet plans to offer a sort of "verified" badge to identify authentic members. But rather than moderators checking ID, the app will use algorithms to decide who gets a badge. So why do gay dating apps not offer a "verified" profile badge, like on Instagram or Twitter? "Not everyone wants to or even should be identified," said Eric Silverberg, CEO of dating app Scruff. ID checks would create a list of "verified LGBT people" that could be used by those wanting to do harm, including governments. Hornet says its system will not involve checking ID. Instead, algorithms will evaluate how people behave on the app over time. Profiles that are judged to be genuine will display a "Hornet badge" as an indicator of trustworthiness.