Facebook is testing a method to try to prevent bots from using the social network and it uses a video selfie to prove that you are yourself. The social network guarantees that the video will not be seen by anyone and that the file with the recording will be deleted within 30 days after user authentication.
This resource was found by researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who is famous for showing internal tests of social networks like Instagram and Facebook. Wong published this method on his Twitter account, which uses a video selfie and shows the user’s face from different angles.
In a note to the American press, Facebook says that the purpose of this type of authentication is to ensure that a real person is operating the account. The need for movement exists to make it clear that the user has followed the guidelines and is not a photo.
Facebook is working on Facial Recognition-based Identity Verification, asking users take selfie looking at different directions pic.twitter.com/w4kZHEpDeG
– Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) November 5, 2019
Video selfie verification will only be requested if Facebook already has any clue or doubt about who uses the profile, whether it is a person or a robot. Like other tests that the researcher discovered, there is no information about when this feature will be activated and there is no guarantee that it will be implemented at any time.
With information: The Next Web.