Instagram will use facial recognition to remove fake profiles

Instagram announces that it will use facial recognition to prevent fraud.

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“We need a video of you moving your head in different directions. This helps us to confirm that you are a real person and to confirm your identity, ”says a warning when logging in.

Goal, the firm that brings together Instagram together with Facebook and WhatsApp, ensures that the video will only be used for identity verification purposes, and adds that “it will never be visible” and that “it will be removed in 30 days. It will not use facial recognition or collect biometric data, “he adds.

Those who have a profile on the Instagram application must record a short video of their face, in order to guarantee their identity and that it can increase your security and prevent profiles from being misused.

This video, claims Instagram, is intended to restrict the use of fake accounts, prevent fraud and identity theft and not favor the proliferation of bots.

Users say that the video has been required of them when they log in from a new device, when they do it from another application or when the account has been subjected to a behavior that can be considered abnormal.

Meta reported earlier this month that it would stop using facial recognition technology. with which it identified its users in photos and videos automatically.

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