As part of its efforts to be more transparent and responsible for its political influence, Facebook has announced changes in the verification process for Pages with a large following. The social network will require additional measures from page administrators to prove their identity, in part to make it harder for Pages to be driven by fake or compromised accounts.
In an announcement on Friday, Facebook said that it should start the new verification deal with sites that have a significant American audience. Sidelevers must secure their account with two-factor authentication, as well as verify their location using a mobile device. In some cases, the company adds, may it ask for admins to submit a photo of their ID for further evidence.
The new Page Publishing Authorization process will begin this month. For pages that need to be reviewed, administrators will find a notice at the top of the news feed and until they complete the confirmation ̵
"Our goal is to prevent organizations and individuals from creating accounts that mislead people who they are or what they do," says Facebook. The coming weeks will see a similar verification policy used on Instagram accounts with large audiences. comes after several recent initiatives from Facebook to improve its credibility, as the United States leads to mid-term elections, including prohibiting numerous fake accounts and pages, and requiring political ads to reveal who paid for them.