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Facebook to require authorization to post on pages with large U.S. audiences

Tomi Kilgore

Facebook Inc. (fb) said Friday there will be new requirements for those who manage Facebook pages with a "large U.S. audience," in an effort to make it more difficult to administer fake accounts. "Our goal is to prevent organizations and individuals from creating accounts that mislead people about who they are or what they're doing," Facebook said. The move comes after the company has faced a backlash over the use of fake accounts to influence elections and user privacy concerns.