Anyone who manages a Facebook page that has a large audience, which is the unspecified language Facebook uses in a new blog post today, some new rules have come down the tube that they must follow if they want to keep running its side.
One of the new requirements? You must prove to Facebook where you live.
"In April, we announced plans to ensure that these connections are authentic and more transparent," explains the post of the new rules that also come to Instagram. "Today we are presenting page publishing authentication that begins with people who manage a page with a large audience in the U.S.. We also add primary country location and page merger details to the Page Info tabled in June."
People who administer these The pages that have significant consequences will be prompted to complete an authorization process to continue posting on their behalf. One step that nobody should be surprised at is the origin of Facebook's continued fight against fake news and the like.
This process will ask pagewriters to secure their account with two-factor authentication and to confirm where they live prove their primary country's location. They will do so by turning on location services on the mobile device.
Facebook is also planning to add a section called" People who administer this page. "It transfers the primary landing sites from which pages are managed.
If you manage a page and get a notice from Facebook to have to review this authorization, Facebook will also give you a deadline. If you do not complete the process before the deadline, explains Facebook, your page will change the default setting for posting, taste and comment from your page to your personal profile.
"Our goal is to prevent organizations and individuals from creating accounts that mislead people who they are or what they do," says the company. "These updates are part of our continued efforts to increase the authenticity and transparency of Pages on our platform. "
Facebook does not currently state how much a follow-up a page must have for these requirements to be triggered. But this is definitely one step in a race to capture sketchy actors and abuse of the platform, which has also included closure of pages and reset of abuse before choice, as announced by the company in the last few weeks.