My answers are below
1.) I'm planning on purchasing a different device soon- would you solely advise using Wifi networks I hadn't used before or just using mobile data? Wifi Networks is better if its a new wifi connection, it adds to the gain regarding your concern. If you are going to use data, some network provider grants requests to change your external ip If that's possible with your provider, the better.
Beyond that, would you advise making a new account if I have to on a computer at a library that I've never used before?
This is much better given that you can provide facebook enough info to establish it like profile photo, photos uploaded like a real person and some id if ever asked.
2.) If I'm in the database of banned individuals, would it be the wisest thing to use the same information? I'm convinced that got me kicked out of the account I made after my main one was banned. I don't think there is a ban list, more likely an alert list of people they monitor.
Providing facebook information that you are a real person is much better if you are on a long term solution.
3.) I contacted Facebook staff through a mutual connection who work for Facebook's Public Policy team in Washington, DC. One of them told me that they looked into the issue of my account being banned and found that it was correct, though they couldn't tell me why. I suspect it was individuals I was friends with or being in groups that despite me not doing anything against Community Standards, flagged me by association. Its good that you know these. try to be much careful in what you post outside of your profile. ake your account provate if possible to avoid people searching you publicly and reporting your account. It is good to avoid those interaction in the time beeing
4.) Along the lines of question 2, wouldn't verifying my identity via ID just lead to my new account being banned given that like I said, I'm in the database of banned individuals? again, not sure if there is a Ban list. but if you are flagged the first thing they do is ask for an ID, if you can provide that and facebook grants it, it is a long term solution for you
5.) I turned off facial recognition, but does that really turn it off? Will the back end software still be able to ascertain who I am? Yes permission with facebook is very important, There is a reason they have to put up a section there for you to not allow them to run your photo on facial recogtnition. If you opt out of it. they won't do tat as that will be their violation.
6.) What would you say is a reasonable number of friend requests in a 24 hour period to avoid flagging bot-like behavior?
I would say five is ok. but if you have a way to tell them outside of facebook to add you instead, the number will not matter that way.
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