Facebook will make accounts with a ‘large audience’ verify their location

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Facebook will soon make some of its most influential accounts verify that they are who they say they are.

New rules will require Facebook pages with a “large audience” to verify their location or else they will be barred from publishing new posts, the company announced Friday.

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The company plans to start notifying affected Facebook accounts today. When Facebook flags an account as needing to go through this additional authorization process, account holders will have a few weeks to provide proof of their location (by activating location services on their phones) and enable two-factor authentication on the account. Read more…

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