Where we discuss how to run/moderate the OSCEdays Facebook group
Current Manager of Facebook Group: @seigorobinson
###Issue 1: Advice on etiquette for approving Facebook
I recently came across a request which was someone that joined FB literally a minute or two before asking to join the Group. There was a sole profile and banner pic and I strongly suspect it’s a fake account and unlikely it was a real person.
Is it appropriate to ignore rather than approve in this case?
The argument against this action is that it’s not particularly “open” to do this but then you could argue not being an open group in itself is similar. My sense is that it is alright to do this as it is in aid of upholding the values and aims of OSCE Days - it is open to anyone that shares the OSCE Days interest / purpose.
I suspect it won’t do any harm to approve but it’s probably a bot trying to create a realistic looking profile by joining groups etc. potentially to be used for propaganda for the US election.
Any advice would be much appreciated - my expertise is on the CE side not the OS!