In a world where impressive Tom Cruise deepfakes exist, can you ever really know who you’re following on social media anymore? One longtime failsafe for the internet regarding famous figures being official on places like Instagram, Twitter and TikTok is a fancy checkmark that signifies they are the real deal. But for "Doctor Who" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" actress Karen Gillan, it took way longer than she expected to get verified and the handle she wanted. When Karen Gillan first arrived to TikTok in late 2022, fans questioned whether it was really the Scottish actress given her username was “karengillan100” and she wasn’t verified. So for the past three months, Gillan has been making a series of videos convincing fans it’s truly her and asking the platform to give her the “karengillan” handle and verify her.