Social media giant Facebook announced that it is implementing a new measure to secure Facebook Pages and make them more authentic and transparent. Facebook introduced Page publishing authorization for those who have a Page with a large audience in the US.
Facebook pages will also include the addition of primary country locations from where the page is managed. Facebook mentioned –
“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 company states that it will now be tougher for page managers to post content on their page, as they will be required to use with two-factor authentication and confirm their primary home location before being allowed to post.
This process is aimed at making it harder for pages to come under the threat of fake or compromised accounts.
Facebook mentioned in announcement –
“Our goal is to prevent organizations and individuals from creating accounts that mislead people about who they are or what they’re doing. These updates are part of continued efforts to increase the authenticity and transparency of pages on our platform.”
The company’s spokesperson added –
“If a Page manager requires authorization, they will receive a notice at the top of their News Feed to begin the process. This should only take a few minutes to complete. People won’t be able to post on their page if they don’t complete the process. Enforcement will shortly follow this month.”
A new section called “People Who Manage This Page” is also being added. This feature will show which countries are the managers from. Page history section will show when a page has been merged into another one.
Moreover, Facebook-owned photo and video sharing app Instagram will also soon introduce similar features. It will allow users to see more contact information “accounts with large audiences.”