Monday, September 24, 2018

Followup on Facebook ID protection: You can use advertisers to prove who you are

Just to add to the post of Sept 14.
It appears that Facebook requires that individuals who want to “boost” issue-oriented posts on their pages in advertorials (posts that don’t actually sell anything or ask for donations for a non-profit) have to have proven their US “identities” by having purchased at least one ad in the past for a product they were selling in a conventional manner.  Adsense, Amazon Associates, and ads bought for them by POS publishers for books don’t count.

Also, Facebook has terminated accounts of police departments (like in Memphis) who use fake accounts to entrap some activists or to spy on groups like Black Lives Matter. 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Facebook gets into the business of preventing ID theft for boosted posts

Just a quick note.  If you submit a post of issue-oriented commentary on your Facebook page (not member account) and don’t try to sell anything and then try to boost the page, Facebook may turnyou down and do a very careful vetting of your ID and residence (to make sure it isn’t Russia).
This will included photographing both sides of your driver’s license and having a letter sent to your residence (not business or PO) along the mines of my own proposal in the past based on NCOA.