Facebook will now need people behind each of the “most accessible” profiles to verify their identity, the company announced today. Facebook hopes that this will ensure that users see authentic posts from people, instead from users or users who hide their identity. The change follows a similar move two years ago when Facebook demanded viral site owners reveal their identities and territories, following many accounts of overseas farms using US politics to make Facebook algorithms match, virus, and revenue. with income.
Accounts on social networking that show “confirmatory behavior” with ongoing virus shipments in the US will have to provide some form of identity. If the ID does not match the identity of the account in question or if the user rejects the validation of the ID, Facebook will limit the distribution of viral posts to that account, which will reduce the number of people who see it from their feeds. If any of these profiles are considered suspicious and the manager of the Facebook page, the profile will be banned from using this page if they fail to disclose the process of Facebook’s Page Publisher Authorization, which the company released back in 2018.
These changes are part of a long-standing effort from Facebook to encourage people to use real identity, as well as part of broader media efforts to counter campaigns by foreign government influence and the general propaganda of lies. In 2018, Facebook demanded that politicians relying on politics to prove their identity; The tech giant will be expanding on demand in 2019, with political advertisers having to provide more details, including government-issued ID numbers before placing ads on social media. In the wake of the epidemic, Facebook has also taken steps to expose news posts that give misleading information about COVID-19.