Facebook Forces Protect Service For Some Users

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If you have a Facebook business page or are an administrator on one, you may have received a pop-up like this from Facebook. Honestly, it looks a little scammy, but this is actually a real thing.

Facebook Protect is supposed to be for pages that Facebook believes can affect the outcome of elections. I do a little freelance writing about local politics mainly limited to covering county commissioners’ meetings in Southern Ohio. But since I need my Facebook account to do my job, I signed up as directed.

There wasn’t much to it. My password was up to their standards and I already had 2-factor authentication enabled.

If there are issues like your password or you don’t have multi-factor authentication enabled, Facebook will walk you through it. If you don’t enable it as instructed, they will lock you out of your account until you do. If you’re an administrator on your organization’s Facebook page, that could be a problem.

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