Other popular websites have only asked for verification of identities through an e-mail confirmation link, or in some cases, a cellular phone text message confirmation.
A "connection" is created when a user clicks a "Like" button for a product or service, either on Facebook itself or an external site.
In 2015, it was reported that a growing number of Facebook users are being wrongfully and inexplicably being suspended from their accounts by Facebook to give up copies of their private identification information, such as copies of their driver's license, state-issued ID cards, passports, military cards, etc, with users being permanently locked out of their accounts if this information isn't given up.
This has created great displeasure for users who practice discretion with such information.
Since 2006, anyone who claims to be at least 13 years old has been allowed to become a registered user of Facebook, though variations exist in the minimum age requirement, depending on applicable local laws.
Facebook may be accessed by a large range of desktops, laptops, tablet computers, and smartphones over the Internet and mobile networks.