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Facebook lets me have full access on someone’s public page—but I’m not an admin

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Filed under: business, internet, technology, USA—Jack Yan @ 12.45

4 Responses to ‘Facebook lets me have full access on someone’s public page—but I’m not an admin’

  1. jaklumen says:

    Oh dear. It’s very easy for me to cop out and say once again, this is one of many reasons why I’ve left Facebook. But I live in a small rural area- a somewhere in the middle of nowhere- and I know that several entities here depend very heavily on Facebook. It’s not just small businesses. The police department alone- every link they tweet points to their Facebook page, if not the local news agencies. It’s not much different for other government services, non-profits, and so on, that I can see. If this problem gets worse, Jack, I reckon it will create a lot of havoc for small towns. It could potentially be a problem for everyone- even those who have websites still seem to depend on social networks, and Facebook seems king among them.

  2. Jack Yan says:

    This, the number of fakes plaguing the system, and the forced malware downloads are all fatal to Facebook—I would be asking some serious questions if I was a tech journalist. However, it seems there are no tech journalists who are willing to ask anything. It may be like the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal: people knew long before it blew up, and there will be some other random trigger that will see Facebook in hot water.

  3. […]  Strangely, I can see the stats on a page that’s not even mine, and for which I have no […]

  4. […] If someone who has never been authorized to have a role on a Facebook page can have full admin acces…, then it stands to reason that a legitimate owner of a Facebook page cannot do what she needs with it.    That’s exactly what happened to my friend Holly Jahangiri, who has a Facebook page and an Instagram profile, both of which are connected. She can read her private messages. She can log into both, and she is the admin of both. Facebook has her email address and cellphone number. But she couldn’t schedule a post for either, and that’s when Facebook sent her into a loop—not unlike the one that Google sent me on in 2009, although Google’s forum person was way ruder.    Facebook kept asking Holly to review her connection and confirm she is admin of her own page—information that they already had. Unless their databases are so shot to hell that even internally they cannot determine this.    She would love to click ‘Confirm’ but the button was greyed out, saying, ‘You must be an admin of the associated Page’s business in Business Manager to confirm the Instagram account.’ But she is the admin. […]

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