Facebook is making some changes in order to enhance security. It seems that the platform just announced that it’s implementing a brand new measure for securing Facebook Pages that have more substantial U.S. followers in order to make it much harder for people to administer a Page using a fake or compromised account.
Those who have massive U.S. followings will have to go through a Page Publishing Authorization process.
This means that Page managers will have to secure their accounts and verify their location as well.
According to Facebook, the process will only take a few minutes to be completed if a Page requires such a kind of authorization, the Page admins will get a notice at the top of their News Feed, directing them to the beginning of the process.
If they happen to choose not to submit to Authorization, they will no longer be able to post to their Pages according to the company.
Facebook also announced that this would begin to be implemented starting this month.
Instagram will go through a similar process soon
Facebook stated that this new policy would initially roll out to Pages with large U.S. audiences, and Instagram will soon be doing something similar.
More specifically, Instagram will allow users to see more data about accounts with large audiences.
“Our goal is to prevent organizations and individuals from creating accounts that mislead people about who they are or what they’re doing,” reads a Facebook announcement about the new process.
“These updates are part of our continued efforts to increase authenticity and transparency of Pages on our platform.”
These new policies to make Facebook Pages that reach a high number of Americans more secure and the management of these pages more transparent seems to be a great thing from the platform’s part, but this is only a single step. We have to wait and see what’s next to address security issues.