Facebook Needs To Do Aadhaar ‘Verification’ For New Users In India - <b>Technical Lobby</b>

Monday, January 1, 2018

Facebook Needs To Do Aadhaar ‘Verification’ For New Users In India

Facebook India have been the biggest social media and have more active users then any other social media but now facebook is asking new users to register their first and last names based on their Aadhaar card to avoid fake users. The screenshots of this feature were shared on Reddit India first. 


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Facebook India is asking new users to register their first and last names based on their Aadhaar card. The screenshots of this feature were shared on Reddit India first.

Some have pointed out that Facebook wanting real names as mentioned on Aadhaar is keeping in line with the company’s policy of ensuring real names on the network. However, others have also raised questions whether Facebook will eventually get access to the Aadhaar API data as well.


Notably, Facebook is not asking users for any other Aadhaar-based information apart from first and last name. The move is aimed at making it easier for people on the platform to recognise friends. It is unclear if Facebook will roll out the feature to everyone. Facebook is one of the largest social networking platforms globally, with over 201 million active users in India. The development comes as the government pushing to mandate linking Aadhaar number with bank accounts, PAN card, mobile number, as well as various schemes. 



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