Apple’s Facebook page verification badge was not removed as it was never verified
Reports of Facebook removing Apple’s verification badge from its platform have been surfacing online. The reports were amplified after YouTuber SuperSaf, and Navarra tweeted about Apple losing its verification badge on Facebook.
Soon after the tweets were posted, Alexandru Voica from the Facebook EMEA tech communications team said that the report was based on a false meme. Navarra also tweeted Facebook’s response on the issue. The company said that Apple’s Facebook page was never verified in the first place. “The admins of a page need to initiate the verification process,” Facebook said. Other Apple services pages like Apple Music, Apple TV, Apple Podcasts are verified on Facebook.
App Tracking Transparency gives users more control over the data they share and more transparency into how it is used.
Apple, in its response, said that it is standing up for its users. The company’s CEO, Tim Cook, also tweeted that users should have the choice over the data that is being collected about them and how it’s used. “Facebook can continue to track users across apps and websites as before, App Tracking Transparency in iOS 14 will just require that they ask for your permission first,” Cook tweeted.