The developers of the social network Facebook began to test a new technology to combat fake accounts. User verification will be carried out using short videos that will need to be recorded by new users.
Internet users who want to register with Facebook will have to shoot their faces on video from different angles so that FB algorithms can compare this data with user photos. In this highly controversial way, Facebook intends to fight the fake accounts that flooded the social network.
Facebook officials have not yet commented on information about a new type of verification in the social network, distributed by expert in the field of mobile applications Jane Manchong Wong. The latter published screenshots that show the new mechanism for verifying the identity in the FB application.
It is believed that the new tool will allow Facebook to collect an extensive database of biometric data, which then will most likely be used for commercial purposes. Video selfies should generally be deleted within 30 days, but everyone understands that such promises cannot be trusted, especially since this is a company that has repeatedly been convicted of misuse of the personal data of its users.