The Meta verified program, which is a program that verifies the authenticity of accounts and pages on the Meta platform (formerly known as Facebook), may present some potential hazards or issues. Some of these hazards and issues include:
False positives: The Meta verified program may incorrectly identify an account or page as authentic, leading to a false sense of trust and credibility among users.
False negatives: Conversely, the program may also fail to identify an account or page as authentic, which could lead to the suppression of legitimate content and accounts.
Bias and discrimination: There is a risk that the Meta verified program could be biased or discriminatory towards certain groups or individuals, leading to unequal treatment and access to the platform.
Verification process security: The verification process could be vulnerable to hacking and other security breaches, which could lead to the compromise of sensitive user data.
Limited transparency: The Meta verified program may not be transparent enough in terms of how it operates and makes decisions, which could lead to confusion and mistrust among users.
Limited scope: The Meta verified program may only verify certain types of accounts or pages, which could lead to a lack of clarity and consistency across the platform.
User privacy: The Meta verified program may require users to provide personal information in order to verify their accounts or pages, which could lead to privacy concerns and risks and actually has.
In a recently reported case an instagram user applied for verification through the Meta Verification program and was required to issue a copy of their photo identification card. However, after applying and being approved, a copy of the user's ID card was posted as the user's profile photo. This glitch immediately raised alarms for the user and they quickly put to the test the new user support issued for Meta verified subscribers. However, support could not assist with the removal of the photo. Meta/Insta support was able to deactivate the account however the profile photo was still in place, putting the user and their information at risk. For 48 hours+ the photo stayed up and the user begins to reach across social media for answers and finds more users who have shared in her struggle and was also victim to this awful glitch. Taking matters into her own hands, the user then reached out to apple to have to subscription canceled via their system and this was finally able to resolve the issue and have the profile photo removed from public view. Meanwhile the user says Meta had to idea the issue had been resolved by Apple Inc. staff and was still sending her emails about helping resolve the issue. Which to us proves the Meta support is still a work in progress if not just poor service all together.
Overall, the Meta verified program presents both opportunities and risks for the Meta platform, and it will be important for the company to carefully monitor and manage these potential hazards and issues in order to maintain user trust and credibility.