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I work for a company which has a Facebook page and which uses Facebook
Business / Facebook Ads.
Part of my job is managing Facebook product feed integrations and
ensuring our products are being pulled into Facebook correctly.
Until recently I was able to do all of this via a generic company
Facebook account, e.g.
However a few weeks ago Facebook locked this account, presumably
because it doesn't have any real content on it; it's just a generic
login. To unlock the account, Facebook is requesting a phone number
and then photographic identification.
As an employee I have no interest whatsoever in providing Facebook
with any of my personal information. In any case, such ID would not
match the name on the account since - again - the account is a generic
Facebook has said in the past that all accounts must belong to a real
person with a real name, that accounts cannot be shared, and that each
person can only have a single account.
In this respect it seems I'm left with a choice:
- Get a personal Facebook account, provide Facebook with personal information and my ID, then use that account to manage my employer's
- Tell my employer I refuse to give any personal info to Facebook and risk pissing them off and looking unprofessional.
What can I do about this? Is there any way to successfully use
Facebook with a generic or shared account?
P.S. as a web professional I find this extremely frustrating and I
heavily criticise Facebook for forcing professionals to divulge their
personal information in the course of fulfilling the duties of their