Facebook Raises Security Requirements for High Traffic Pages to Promote Transparency

Discussion in '[H]ard|OCP Front Page News' started by cageymaru, Aug 10, 2018 at 5:49 PM.

  1. cageymaru

    cageymaru [H]ard|News

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    Facebook has implemented a new verification policy for high profile Pages that reach large audiences of people. Pages are typically created for businesses, communities, or public figures as a way for them to promote their brand, thoughts, or political affiliation. Due to the recent uptick in election meddling and hidden advertisements disguised as articles or personal use; Facebook has decided to crackdown on this illicit activity. Page owners will now have to turn on two-factor authentication and confirm their location or turn on Location Services on their mobile device.

    Last October, we announced that only authorized advertisers will be able to run electoral ads on Facebook or Instagram. And today, we're extending that requirement to anyone that wants to show "issue ads" -- like political topics that are being debated across the country. We are working with third parties to develop a list of key issues, which we will refine over time. To get authorized by Facebook, advertisers will need to confirm their identity and location. Advertisers will be prohibited from running political ads -- electoral or issue-based -- until they are authorized.
     
  2. Crosshairs

    Crosshairs Administrator Staff Member

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    I guess by verification, they mean they agree with your posted content.
     
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  3. pcgeekesq

    pcgeekesq [H]ard|Gawd

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    You know those sci-fi books and movies where mega-corps replace all the governments?

    We're on our way. And we have the Internet to thank for it.
     
  4. Dead Parrot

    Dead Parrot [H]ard|Gawd

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    Sounds more like a way to force more folks to undo some of the privacy selections they made after the many Facebook screw ups with data. Guess they can always sell the locations of high profile page owners to paparazzi.
     
  5. Despotes

    Despotes Gawd

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    Who is an "authorized advertiser"? What does it take to be "authorized"?
     
  6. naib

    naib Gawd

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  7. RealBeast

    RealBeast Limp Gawd

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    Damned glad I've never had a Facebook account, no interest in all the crap posted on pages there.

    My time is better spent reading [H]ard news. ;)
     
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