Just so everyone can be aware, I am ending the short-lived experiment in maintaining an “official” Facebook page for this project. I started it a few weeks ago because Petar, the artist, uses Facebook. Even though I am very much an online privacy advocate, I’d hoped I could set up a page with no personal info.
Literally within 2 minutes of creating the account, Facebook hilariously suspended the page due to “suspicious activity”. To be able to log in, they needed my phone #. I almost walked away then, but picked a random Google Voice # and that worked!
Then maybe a week later, they gave me the same complaint. They locked my account due to “suspicious activity” and wanted another confirmation text. The Google Voice # worked again.
Now tonight they’ve locked my account for a third time but are demanding I send them a picture of my face in order to access it. Well, I googled some random face and sent that to them and apparently real people are going to check it out. If it works, I will be deleting the FB page. If it doesn’t work, it will remain there, locked and untouched, as a testimony to the intrusiveness of organizations like Facebook.
Hey, I gave it a shot.