Facebook updates its policy adding requirements for Page managers

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August 13, 2018
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The social media giant announced on Friday that the Facebook page managers now will have to clear some extra hurdles to prove they are not fraudsters.

Emma Rodgers, Director of product marketing said, in a blog post, “Now, people who manage these Pages will be asked to complete an authorization process in order to continue to post, making it harder for people to administer a Page using a fake or compromised account.”

The announcement comes one week after the social media giant took down 32 accounts and pages calling them fraudulent because they were working as part of a coordinated influence campaign. Facebook and other social media platforms are in the limelight for how they handle trolls, deal with conspiracy theories and harassment charges.

Once the changes are implemented, Facebook page managers will have to confirm “their primary home location” and will be required to use two-factor authentication. To verify their location, users will be asked to turn on location services on Facebook.

Two factor-authentication requires users to provide a second piece of information along with their passwords to log into their accounts. Currently, Facebook lets users enter a one-time code generated by an app, or use a token system like the Yubikey to prove they are not just a hacker using a stolen password when they log in.

A few days ago, Facebook strictly prohibited posts that endanger someone financially or misleads them through false claims of earning a profit or financial stability. In a recent statement, the social media giant clarified that not only will it ban posts that incite violence, coercion and hate speech but will also prohibit posts that allow anti-social elements to make a profit at the expense of someone else. Web searches show this is the first time Facebook has made changes regarding financial attacks.

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