This is the message I am receiving:

Only add people who you know
Please only send friend requests to people who you know personally. If you think you're seeing this by mistake, please let us know

Why am I receiving this message?

  • Are you adding a bunch of friends one after the other? – ale Jul 12 '18 at 18:53
  • Not really but I have been sending many people friend requests... – gateprep Jul 12 '18 at 18:54
  • You are true to some extent.. – gateprep Jul 12 '18 at 18:55
  • That's probably it. It's an anti-spam measure. – ale Jul 12 '18 at 18:55
  • Yes but now should I do.. – gateprep Jul 12 '18 at 18:59

Facebook is working to improve their security and algorithms which includes cleaning up current "fake" or "hack" accounts by "people you don't know" and encouraging people not to accept friend requests from these accounts.

I think this is part of a larger marketing campaign for FB to regain security and trust after it was found out that FB was somehow used by a 3rd party to sway elections. I'm not familiar with what happened in any detail though. Here's a recent NPR article about the scandal: https://www.npr.org/2018/04/11/601323233/6-facts-we-know-about-fake-news-in-the-2016-election

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  • What can I do to get rid of this?' – gateprep Jul 14 '18 at 5:46

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