Facebook might ask for your face to help it identify bots

Indeed, even as Facebook grapples about controversies around the protection of user’s privacy & it is battle against the misinformation, the California based social media network giant is discreetly trying a feature that could again make the users uneasy.

A Hong Kong-based reverse engineering application researcher Mr.Jane Manchun Wong shared screenshots on 5th November 2019. Indicating that the firms are trying a verification include that asks users to position their face in the circle & afterward record video as they turn their heads gradually, to demonstrate they’re real human beings. And video selfies will be erased after every 30 days & won’t be seen by any others, as indicated by a screen capture of a disclaimer posted on the interface of a new feature uploaded by Jane Manchun Wong.


While Facebook confirmed the tech outlets contain VentureBeat that it’s surely testing such a mobile feature, it is firmly denied that’s there was a facial recognition component to it. Instead, it is whether and detects motion a face in the video, a Facebook representative told VentureBeat. Facebook didn’t answer to the request for comment.

This feature is triggered only when a user is suspected of being ‘fake’, for example, a bot, as indicated by reports. The firms removed a record of 2.2 billion fake facebook accounts in the 1st quarter of the year(2019).

Facebook cautious attitude towards “facial recognition” is very easy to understand the given fallout its relating to the past dealings with new technology. The firms faces class action lawsuit it is alleged misuse the face information in Illinois that its could lead $35 billion in penalties, while in the July firms paid $5 billion in the settlement to the US Federal Trade Commission, in this part because of alleged failure to the inform tens of millions of users of a facial recognition feature had been empowered on default.

The reason why we described its “Facial Recognition” is the feature perceives my face as a face. I am not alluding to tech that is connects a face with an identity, Jane Manchun Wong explained in the (tweet)tweeter, following Facebook’s response.

US tech goliaths are under remarkable scrutiny over their handling user data, after various scandals, for example, the presentation of the information of a large number of Facebook users to the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. Another privacy law that will produce results from July one year from now in California it will concede Consumers the privilege to know precisely what personal data organizations are gathering and how they are utilizing it. Consumers can likewise request that organizations evacuate the personal data the company has on them.