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Publishing Authorization Now Mandatory for Facebook Pages with large user base in US

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Publishing Authorization Now Mandatory for Facebook Pages with large user base in US

Publishing Authorization Now Mandatory for Facebook Pages with large user base in US

Social networking giant Facebook on Friday announced new features in an attempt to make Facebook Pages more authentic and transparent. One of the highlights of the updates is Pages publishing authorization, which will initially be rolled out to Pages “with a large audience in the US“. Other features that are coming to Facebook Pages include the addition of primary country locations from where the page is managed, and the ability to view when a page has been merged into another one.

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“Authorization asks people who manage these Pages to secure their account with two-factor authentication and confirm their primary home location. If a Page manager requires authorization, they’ll 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,” it added.

Facebook will also show a list of countries of the people who manage the Page, and how many managers hail from each country in that list.

In addition, under Page History, Facebook will show when a Page has merged with another.

The company says this new policy will initially roll out to Pages with large U.S. audiences, and Instagram will soon do something similar. Specifically, Instagram will allow people to see more information about accounts with large audiences.

New policies to make Facebook Pages that reach a sizable number of Americans more secure, and their management more transparent, seems like a good first step on Facebook’s part. Though it’s still possible that those aiming to disrupt democracy and seed division will eventually find workarounds for these measures at some point in the future.

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