Facebook has been fighting against spambots for a long time, and its latest move of the process is requesting for user photos with their ‘clearly’ visible faces.
According to Wired, the social media will send the requests to such users who seem to perform activities that spambots are known to do typically, like creating accounts and ads and sending random friend requests.
In the past few months, quite a few users have already received the request and now Facebook looks like expanding it.
At the same time, Facebook is also locking users out of their accounts for about 12 hours, while they would be reviewing photos in the meantime. And some users are being locked out of their accounts and being asked for photos of their faces, for the second time once again.
a friend sent me this: Facebook is now locking users out of account features, then demanding that those users "verify" their account to get back in by scanning an image of their face. AN IMAGE OF THEIR FACE. pic.twitter.com/T4TIsJFxX8
— can Amy Goodman pls stop inviting Assange on thx (@flexlibris) November 28, 2017
Well, Facebook did say that the photos will be permanently deleted from the servers after the completion of the process. This further brings to the point where the social media giant is asking for nude photos of users as well. Facebook said that these will be permanently deleted too.
Given the scenarios, even if it is for a short time period, users are still to have photos of their faces and even nudes in the servers of the popular social media.
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