Facebook creates controversy after it sent its representative to verify Indian man

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Facebook in India sent its representatives to inspect and verify a person for posting content. This is the first time I have ever heard of something like this. Something like this is generally done by law enforcement agencies if someone posts content that violates regulations. Things like child porn, gruesome videos etc.

Facebook, already facing the election heat in India, is busy doing something never heard of: Sending its representatives to users' home to verify if the post with political content was actually written by them.

IANS has contacted one such Facebook user in New Delhi who was recently visited by a Facebook representative for the verification process related to the content the user had posted.

"It was like cops come to your door for passport verification. The Facebook representative asked me to prove my credentials by asking for my Aadhaar card and other documents to understand if I am the one who had posted the political content," the person, who did not wish to be named, told IANS.

https://www.news18.com/news/india/facebook-does-physical-verification-of-an-indian-user-for-a-political-post-report-2092397.html

Upon searching the internet, I found a hacker news thread about it. The comments in that threat hint that this ID verification is related to buying of political ads. Whatever it is actually about, it is quite rare for tech companies to physically verify its users. Because that goes against the privacy of the netizens (citizens of the internet).

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