Facebook Plans to use the U.S. Mail for Verifications

Categories

social media likes

In an effort to further combat fake news and political campaign interference, Facebook has announced they are planning to utilize the U.S. postal system in order to verify the locations and identities of those who are seeking to purchase some types of political advertising.

The verification process will be required for any advertising that mentions a specific candidate running for federal office. As of right now, there is no mention of this being required for issue-based political ads. While it may not solve everything, it certainly has the potential to help. Facebook intends to mail a postcard with a verification code to a physical address in order to verify the identities and location of those who are purchasing ads.

In a Facebook Newsroom update they noted that many political ads from the 2016 season violated their policies because they came from inauthentic accounts. During this update they stated “We’re updating our policies to require more thorough documentation from advertisers who want to run US federal election-related ads. Potential advertisers will have to confirm the business or organization they represent before they can buy ads.”

While Facebook has not given an exact date as to when they plan to roll out this process, they have said it will happen prior to this year’s mid-term congressional elections in November.

As marketers and Facebook advertisers, this is something we will pay close attention to in the coming months to see what (if any) impact it may have on our ads. To learn more about Facebook and our advertising experts, contact us today!

Related Posts

2022 Facebook Update: Big Changes at Meta with Job Postings

Beginning this week, Meta (Facebook) will be making some changes to their Facebook Jobs offerings.  The job openings we post will now only appear on your Facebook page itself. Job seekers used to be able search for and find jobs throughout Facebook and within the Marketplace; now, they’ll need to navigate to your company’s individual Facebook […]

Keep Reading
facebook pixel data

How the Apple iOS 14 Release May Affect Your Facebook Ads

Apple announced back in May 2018 that it will provide users with an opt-in prompt on each app which will allow them to choose whether the user consents to third-party sites like Facebook to track their user data. As an advertiser we needed to dig into how this change would potentially affect how and where […]

Keep Reading
local SEO cartoon

What is Google My Business & Why Do I Need It?

Achieving prominent visibility on Google as a local business has never been more important for sustained growth and success. In fact, it has been reported that 46% of all Google searches are looking for local information and that 4 in 5 consumers use search engines to find local information, meaning that if it is not […]

Keep Reading
[gravityform id="4" title="true" description="true" ajax="true"]
<div class='gf_browser_unknown gform_wrapper gravity-theme' id='gform_wrapper_4' style='display:none'><div id='gf_4' class='gform_anchor' tabindex='-1'></div> <div class='gform_heading'> <h2 class="gform_title">Reviews Demo</h2> <span class='gform_description'></span> <p class='gform_required_legend'>&quot;<span class="gfield_required gfield_required_asterisk">*</span>&quot; indicates required fields</p> </div><form method='post' enctype='multipart/form-data' target='gform_ajax_frame_4' id='gform_4' action='/blog/facebook-plans-to-use-the-u-s-mail-for-verifications/#gf_4' novalidate novalidate="novalidate"> <input type='hidden' class='gforms-pum' value='{"closepopup":false,"closedelay":0,"openpopup":false,"openpopup_id":0}' /> <div class='gform_body gform-body'><div id='gform_fields_4' class='gform_fields top_label form_sublabel_below description_below'><div id="field_4_1" class="gfield gfield_contains_required field_sublabel_below field_description_below hidden_label gfield_visibility_visible gsurvey-survey-field " data-field-class="gsurvey-survey-field" data-js-reload="field_4_1"><label class='gfield_label' >How Are We Doing<span class="gfield_required"><span class="gfield_required gfield_required_asterisk">*</span></span></label><div class='ginput_container gsurvey-rating-wrapper'><div class='gsurvey-rating' id='input_4_1'><input name='input_1' type='radio' value='grating1f1243827' id='choice_4_1_0' /><label for='choice_4_1_0' title='Excellent'>Excellent</label><input name='input_1' type='radio' value='grating191e3fd08' id='choice_4_1_1' /><label for='choice_4_1_1' title='Pretty good'>Pretty good</label><input name='input_1' type='radio' value='grating1159873a9' id='choice_4_1_2' /><label for='choice_4_1_2' title='Neutral'>Neutral</label><input name='input_1' type='radio' value='grating1a835fb08' id='choice_4_1_3' /><label for='choice_4_1_3' title='Not so great'>Not so great</label><input name='input_1' type='radio' value='grating1874123fa' id='choice_4_1_4' /><label for='choice_4_1_4' title='Terrible'>Terrible</label></div></div></div><div id="field_4_2" class="gfield gfield--width-full gfield_contains_required field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible" data-js-reload="field_4_2"><label class='gfield_label' for='input_4_2' >How can we improve your experience?<span class="gfield_required"><span class="gfield_required gfield_required_asterisk">*</span></span></label><div class='ginput_container ginput_container_textarea'><textarea name='input_2' id='input_4_2' class='textarea small' aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" rows='10' cols='50'></textarea></div></div><div id="field_4_3" class="gfield gfield--width-full gfield_contains_required field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible" data-js-reload="field_4_3"><label class='gfield_label' for='input_4_3' >Email<span class="gfield_required"><span class="gfield_required gfield_required_asterisk">*</span></span></label><div class='ginput_container ginput_container_email'> <input name='input_3' id='input_4_3' type='email' value='' class='large' aria-required="true" aria-invalid="false" /> </div></div><div id="field_4_4" class="gfield gform_validation_container field_sublabel_below field_description_below gfield_visibility_visible" data-js-reload="field_4_4"><label class='gfield_label' for='input_4_4' >Email</label><div class='ginput_container'><input name='input_4' id='input_4_4' type='text' value='' autocomplete='new-password'/></div><div class='gfield_description' id='gfield_description_4_4'>This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.</div></div></div></div> <div class='gform_footer top_label'> <button type="submit" id="gform_submit_button_4" class="gform_button button" onclick='if(window["gf_submitting_4"]){return false;} if( !jQuery("#gform_4")[0].checkValidity || jQuery("#gform_4")[0].checkValidity()){window["gf_submitting_4"]=true;} ' onkeypress='if( event.keyCode == 13 ){ if(window["gf_submitting_4"]){return false;} if( !jQuery("#gform_4")[0].checkValidity || jQuery("#gform_4")[0].checkValidity()){window["gf_submitting_4"]=true;} jQuery("#gform_4").trigger("submit",[true]); }'>Submit</button> <input type='hidden' name='gform_ajax' value='form_id=4&amp;title=1&amp;description=1&amp;tabindex=0' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='is_submit_4' value='1' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_submit' value='4' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_unique_id' value='' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='state_4' value='WyJbXSIsIjNjZTc3NGZlZGQ2NTBmZTZiNDI5MDNiMmZmNzU0NmZlIl0=' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_target_page_number_4' id='gform_target_page_number_4' value='0' /> <input type='hidden' class='gform_hidden' name='gform_source_page_number_4' id='gform_source_page_number_4' value='1' /> <input type='hidden' name='gform_field_values' value='' /> </div> <p style="display: none !important;"><label>&#916;<textarea name="ak_hp_textarea" cols="45" rows="8" maxlength="100"></textarea></label><input type="hidden" id="ak_js_2" name="ak_js" value="187"/><script>document.getElementById( "ak_js_2" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() );</script></p></form> </div> <iframe style='display:none;width:0px;height:0px;' src='about:blank' name='gform_ajax_frame_4' id='gform_ajax_frame_4' title='This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms.'></iframe> <script type="text/javascript"> gform.initializeOnLoaded( function() {gformInitSpinner( 4, 'https://www.brawnmediany.com/wp-content/plugins/gravityforms/images/spinner.svg' );jQuery('#gform_ajax_frame_4').on('load',function(){var contents = jQuery(this).contents().find('*').html();var is_postback = contents.indexOf('GF_AJAX_POSTBACK') >= 0;if(!is_postback){return;}var form_content = jQuery(this).contents().find('#gform_wrapper_4');var is_confirmation = jQuery(this).contents().find('#gform_confirmation_wrapper_4').length > 0;var is_redirect = contents.indexOf('gformRedirect(){') >= 0;var is_form = form_content.length > 0 && ! is_redirect && ! is_confirmation;var mt = parseInt(jQuery('html').css('margin-top'), 10) + parseInt(jQuery('body').css('margin-top'), 10) + 100;if(is_form){jQuery('#gform_wrapper_4').html(form_content.html());if(form_content.hasClass('gform_validation_error')){jQuery('#gform_wrapper_4').addClass('gform_validation_error');} else {jQuery('#gform_wrapper_4').removeClass('gform_validation_error');}setTimeout( function() { /* delay the scroll by 50 milliseconds to fix a bug in chrome */ jQuery(document).scrollTop(jQuery('#gform_wrapper_4').offset().top - mt); }, 50 );if(window['gformInitDatepicker']) {gformInitDatepicker();}if(window['gformInitPriceFields']) {gformInitPriceFields();}var current_page = jQuery('#gform_source_page_number_4').val();gformInitSpinner( 4, 'https://www.brawnmediany.com/wp-content/plugins/gravityforms/images/spinner.svg' );jQuery(document).trigger('gform_page_loaded', [4, current_page]);window['gf_submitting_4'] = false;}else if(!is_redirect){var confirmation_content = jQuery(this).contents().find('.GF_AJAX_POSTBACK').html();if(!confirmation_content){confirmation_content = contents;}setTimeout(function(){jQuery('#gform_wrapper_4').replaceWith(confirmation_content);jQuery(document).scrollTop(jQuery('#gf_4').offset().top - mt);jQuery(document).trigger('gform_confirmation_loaded', [4]);window['gf_submitting_4'] = false;wp.a11y.speak(jQuery('#gform_confirmation_message_4').text());}, 50);}else{jQuery('#gform_4').append(contents);if(window['gformRedirect']) {gformRedirect();}}jQuery(document).trigger('gform_post_render', [4, current_page]);} );} ); </script>