Page Authorization Update

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This update will require pages with a ‘large’ U.S. based audience to undergo additional verification which would confirm the country that person lives in and will require two-factor authentication. Facebook didn’t define what they mean by a ‘large’ audience, but from the notifications we’ve seen essentially an active page with about 30,000 to 40,000 followers would qualify and based on recent news reports of pages with 20,000+ followers causing issues with political events we estimate Facebook could require pages with around 20,000 likes/followers to obtain the additional verification.

Facebook told us that the additional verification would need to be completed by August 28th, 2018.

This will impact the News Feed as pages that don’t obtain the additional authorization will likely be unpublished or deleted, opening up coveted News Feed access to more authentic pages.

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