Facebook wants us to make your account more secure. We’ll let you know why and how to get started.
What is Facebook Protection
Facebook Protect is actually a multifactor authentication version of the social platform. It was originally set up to avoid hacking accounts that spread misinformation to elected officials, political candidates and their staff. As misinformation about the Russia-Ukraine conflict continued, Facebook Protect expanded its defenses to pages with a high number of followers or pages with a lot of social support.
The program works mainly by setting up multi-factor authentication for your account and allows you to easily track your account. In addition, Page administrators must confirm key country locations and use their real names.
Proactively Update Your Security
If you haven’t been prompted to enable Facebook Protect yet, you can anticipate the demand and protect your account with multi-factor authentication. Need to change your verification method? Go to the Security & Login section of your Facebook account online or the Password & Security section on your mobile device. Select Set up two-factor authentication, then enter your Facebook password. If you lose your phone and cannot get a verification code, you can choose a different identification method or generate a recovery code.
What if you don’t do anything
How much you want your information to be protected by Meta, which has a history of privacy violations, is up to you. However, if you have a large number of followers and use Facebook, you need to activate the security feature to prevent your account from being locked.
Real conversation: Is account locking really a bad thing? In 2015, I stopped using Facebook. From high school, vague but fondly remembered people published long, emotional satires about their political tendencies. His parents posted links to unconfirmed and provocative news that was racist at best and treacherous at worst. The site where I was communicating with my old friends finally revealed the worst case scenario, and I finally left.
Want to quit Facebook completely? Delete your account and you no longer have to worry about attacks or navigation in a sea of misinformation. I know that deleting your Facebook account is not an option or a wish for everyone, but I have reduced my social media consumption to improve my mental health and overall well-being, and it has been effective.