On Saturday, I received my eagerly awaited snail mail from Facebook with my "unique code." Once received, I was able to put my code into my Facebook page, and thus verification of who I really am has been completed.
To remind you:
I wrote a post about free speech and book burning on my blog
I shared to my longstanding Facebook school page
I tried to boost my post on Facebook
Facebook flagged my post as dealing with "politics"
Facebook had to verify who I am
Front and back cover of drivers license uploaded
Last 4 digits of my SSN
2 step authentication to login to Facebook, password and texted code to my phone on record
Snail mail letter with secret code to my address on record
Upload secret code received in snail mail
After all of this, I can now boost my post on free speech. Seems to me this is a little overboard. I have had a Facebook page for nearly 8 years - hundreds of likes, shares, and posts. I want to say something about free speech and this happens???