How Facebook places you where you've never been
Q. Facebook’s telling me I’ve checked into a restaurant I’ve never visited and wants me to review it. How could that happen?
A. This looks like a case of Facebook’s efforts to get local businesses to market themselves on the social network intersecting badly with its database of places.
Specifically, Facebook isn’t quite set up to deal with an establishment’s Facebook page outliving its real-world location, then being used to advertise a new project from the old business’s owners at a different location.
From their perspective, that sort of recycling makes sense: Why would you want to start... read more
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