By JG Vibes | IntelliHub
Some Facebook users are getting locked out of their accounts until they verify their identity with a government ID
This week a large number of Facebook users have been locked out of their accounts and are being forced to submit a government ID before they are allowed to log back in. This is part of a process that Facebook began over a year ago, which seeks to remove any trace of anonymity from Facebook, so every single profile is attached to someones personal identity.
Similar mass lockouts have occurred on Facebook in the past, most recently in January this year.
“This is just a general practice for both Facebook and Instagram to request photo IDs for verification purposes depending on what type of violation may have occurred,” Facebook said at the time.
According to Facebook help section:
We require everyone using Facebook to use their real name and birthday. This way, you always know who you’re connecting with. When we discover accounts that look fake or like they’re using fake information, we ask the owner to confirm that they are who they say they are.
In most cases, the easiest way to confirm your identity is to follow the on-screen steps to enter your mobile phone number and request a code.
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