Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Facebook post-boost (for me at least) requires identification verification by mail for political discussions that don't actually sell anything (for "advertorials")
Yesterday (September 10, 2018) I placed a major posting linking to my own Wordpress post on my concerns about the way the mainstream media covers the threats to the electric grid(s), on my Facebook Author Page. I also placed it on the account timeline (normally fed to “Friends”). But the Page is more like a news blog than a “friendship” thing; it’s more intended for professional purposes.
Facebook offers the ability to “boost” a post in a geographical area to show it to more people who don’t know you (that is, me). Typically it costs about $10 a week.
Facebook first accepted the post (after a few hours) but then sent the email
Essentially, the edit of the application required (1) setting up two-factor authentication (2) submitting a passport or driver’s license photo (front and back) to confirm residence in the United States and (3) last four of social security number.
I had trouble with the photos. They have to be high definition (1000 x 1500 pixels) and the first set of photos was rejected for glare. The second set was accepted. I have to wait for a letter address verification by US mail to send back as the final step in verifying identity.
Only then can the boost be re-approved.