Facebook blocks access to accounts for failure to activate the protection function

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A message that some Facebook users see when they cannot access their accounts.

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If you’re wondering why you can’t log into your Facebook account today, the social media giant is blocking some users who had to activate Facebook Protect with two-factor authentication before the March 17 deadline.

“Turn on Facebook Protect to unlock your account,” says the notification. “Account blocked on March 17, 2022. We have taken these precautions to ensure the security of the account when enabling additional security measures.”

However, some users who have turned on additional security measures still have not been able to access their accounts on Friday. Others who he did not request the protection of Facebook also was blockedwith some experience technical problems getting the code sent to their phones.

Meta, Facebook’s parent company, announced in December that it would start demanding higher-risk users protect your accounts with two-factor authentication.

Facebook Protect is offered to well-known users of the platform, such as journalists, government officials, human rights activists, and those with a wider reach who may be more vulnerable to hacking attacks. By December, Facebook Protect had been enabled for approximately 1.5 million accounts.

Meta did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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