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Facebook’s two-factor authentication system auto-posts replies on your profile
2018-02-14T23:04:45Z - Nick Statt / The Verge
Facebook’s two-factor authentication (2FA) system has come under fire today for some bizarre design elements that seem to have gone largely unnoticed for quite some time. Even worse, it seems that replying to this message with any message, such as “Please stop,” auto-posts that message to your Facebook profile. https://t.co/vPXdwHEyTM — zeynep tufekci (@zeynep) February 14, 2018Facebooook! https://t.co/8ySbb7Utt4 — zeynep tufekci (@zeynep) February 14, 2018There’s a legal layer to this situation, as well. Someone at FB made a deliberate decision to “re-engage users” by spamming all those mobile phone numbers 2FA users had entered.

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