Facebook has announced that they are going to be deleting 83 million fake and duplicate accounts. This includes your pets' profile pages, and companies using the Facebook profiles. According to them, these profiles violate the social network's terms of service by falling into one of three categories: duplicate accounts, misclassified accounts, and undesirable spam-type accounts.
According to the terms of service, users are not allowed to have more than one Facebook personal account or make accounts for other people (or pets.) Parents creating Facebook accounts for their young kids are violating two rules, since people under 13 are not allowed to have Facebook profiles. So now I can tell my son I have yet another reason for being the only mean parent on the planet!
What's a furry Facebooker to do?
Photo courtesy of catpicca blog.
Not to worry, furry friends! You can still maintain a page on Facebook. The authorized way is to create a "public figure" profile, which other users may "like" to subscribe to you and your pet's Facebook posts.
Unfortunately, once you or your pet's profile has been deleted, you have to ask for special permission to reinstate an authorized profile for that individual. So you might want to be proactive and fix yours and your pet's profiles while you are able.
Here is the link to check out your business' or pet's options for setting up a proper and approved account.
Does your pet have a Facebook account? Are people engaged with their content?
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Featured photo by Will Brenner.