Facebook Rolls Out ‘Face CAPTCHA,’ Asks Users To Send Pics & Prove They’re Human
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Since April, Redditors
have been seeing verification messages from Facebook asking them to upload photos of themselves to prove that they’re not bots or impersonators.
reach has catapulted of late, and more users have reported seeing the same prompt. The odd ‘CAPTCHA’-style tool reads, “Please upload a photo of yourself that clearly shows your face. We’ll check it and then permanently delete it from our servers.”
Although the method
seems unorthodox, it certainly isn’t as creepy as the social network’s recent ‘send nudes’ plea
, where it had users upload naked selfies to fight against revenge porn.
AdvertisementA Twitter user mentioned
that people with this feature enabled might be locked out of their accounts until they follow Facebook’s instructions and upload a picture of themselves.
While it’s bizarre,
the feature certainly puts the “face” in “Facebook”.
[via The Daily Dot
, images via various sources]