Facebook will force you to use 2FA if you’re a person of interest

Meta-owned Facebook will be forcing users with a large number of followers to enable Facebook Protect. This feature is a password-strength check combined with 2-factor authentication (2FA). Highest-profile and highest-risk users will have until December 17 to enable this extra security layer. Otherwise, the company will lock them out of their accounts until they do so.
Facebook Protect was first tested in 2018. The company then expanded its availablity prior to the 2020 US elections. Right now, 1.5 million users have enabled Facebook Protect, with around two thirds of them newly enabling 2FA. Meta plans to make this feature available in over 50 countries by the end of 2021, as CNET reports.
UPDATE: Facebook confirms high profile accounts must enable 2FA OR it will lock them out of their accounts https://t.co/JVVjHSiUl7
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