Facebook announced today that now the company will be required to check the identity of popular viral accounts. The company also said that viral posts that belong to unverified accounts will have limited reach.
Today, Facebook declared that verified accounts will have unlimited reach. Whereas, unverified accounts will have limited reach. By doing so, Facebook just wants to ensure that people are viewing the real or authentic content from real or reliable content creators, not from the bots. If you remember, in 2018 Facebook had started to verify the accounts or pages who are dealing with a large number of audiences.
Now, Facebook is extending the ID verification process for large reach accounts or pages in the US. Moreover, Facebook will now identify those accounts or pages that have inauthentic posts but have a larger audience. Facebook only wants that people identify the people by seeing the posts and view only the reliable and authentic content.
Anita Joseph and Michele Pasalli, Product Manager, Facebook, has said yesterday that, “We’re extending ID verification to some profiles with large audiences in the US. In 2018, we started to verify the identity of people managing Pages with large audiences. We want to ensure the content you see on Facebook is authentic and comes from real people, not bots, or others trying to conceal their identity. This verification process is part of our ongoing efforts to create greater accountability on Facebook and improve people’s experiences on our apps.”
Unverified accounts viral posts will have limited reach
And in case, if someone opted not to verify their account or pages then the audience reach of their account would be reduced than earlier. The ID which they provided doesn’t match with the linked account, then, their posts reach would also be reduced. Additionally, Page Admin will have to complete the Page Publishing Authorization for uploading more content. And Page Admin won’t be able to upload any content until their page or account gets verified through Facebook’s existing Page Publisher Authorization. Though, the IDs of the person will be kept securely and won’t be shared on any person’s wall.
Now, many users questioning that which type of ID they will accept. You can be able to submit any government-issued and non-government issued IDs. If you lost access to your account and want to get verified then you must submit your ID to get the access back. IDs could be anything that contains your name, photo, and date of birth. Facebook has made this very easy for its users by dividing this ID process into two groups.
Group 1 has included Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate, Driving License, Passport, Voter ID Card, Family Certificate, Visa, National Age Card, Tax Identification Card, and many more. Whereas, Group 2 has included Bank Statement, Credit Card, Transit Card, Library Card, Medical Record, School ID card, Utility Bill, Social Welfare Card, Religious Card, and many more. Now, you must be thinking what is the difference between Group 1 and Group 2. From Group 1 you have to send just only one document as an ID proof. And in case, suppose you don’t have any document from Group 1 then you have to send two distinct documents as ID proof from Group 2. To get more information about the same visit the official help-desk. Facebook claims that this process will enhance the greater access on its platform and enriches the experience of peoples on its apps.