A new Facebook policy is supposed to protect celebrities, journalists and other public figures who could be targeted by harassment campaigns.
"We are now going to remove thecoordinated mass harassment efforts that target those at increased risk of harm offline, such as victims of violent tragedies or government dissidents, even if the content alone doesn't violate our policies, "Facebook said today. "We will also remove objectionable content that is considered mass harassment of anyone from personal surfaces, such as direct messages in the inbox or comments on personal profiles or posts.
The company also says it 's extend the existing policies against bullying and harassment to be prohibited:
- Serious sexual content
- Profiles, pages, groups or events dedicated to sexualized herpublic figure
- Derogatory and sexualized photoshopped images and drawings
- Attacks through negative physical deions that are tagged, mentioned or posted on the public figure's account
- Degrading content depicting individuals in the process of bodily functions
Facebook made these changes "because attacks like these can turn into a weapon. appearance of a public figure, "he said, " which is unnecessary and often unrelated to the work these public figures represent. "The company will also offer " more protections to public figures such as as journalists and human rights defenders who have become famous unintentionally or because of their work "to combat the bullying and harassment that often seems to be an integral part of becoming popular online.
This harassment comes souvent people and groups who decide to harass someone for purely personal reasons. But that's not always the case, so Facebook says it will remove networks of state-linked and accusatory accounts, pages and groups that work together to harass or silence people, for example a state-sponsored organization using private information closed groups to coordinate the mass posting of dissident profiles, "as part of its efforts to better protect the targets of these campaigns.
The introduction of these new policies was clearly timed to coincide with National Bullying Prevention and Awareness Day. But it also follows weeks of reports alleging that Facebook has not done enough to protect its users, in particularchildren and adolescents, the dangers of using its platform. (And the Sudanese and Iranian propaganda networks using its platform to criticize their opposition.) The company is increasingly under scrutiny; he can use a wellness ad like this.
There is also a bit of irony in this aspect of the ad: "These groups [journalists and rights of the 'human advocates] will now have protections against harmful content, for example content that classifies their physical appearance, as other unintentional public figures do. "Remember that Facebook debuted as a that website called FaceMash which, as Wikipedia says, "allows visitors compare the photos of two [Harvard] students side by side and let them decide whowas the most attractive. "
This does not take anything away from this announcement. Expanding protections to prevent coordinated harassment against public figures, especially if it is of a sexual nature, is a change welcome. But these issues are by no means new. What's New Now to get our top stories delivered to your inbox every morning. ", " first_published_at ": " 2021-09-30T21: 30: 40.000000Z ", " published_at ": " 2021-09-30T21: 30: 40.000000Z ", " last_published_at ": " 2021 -09-30T21: 30: 34.00000Z ", " created_at ": null, " updated_at ": " 2021-09-30T21: 30: 40.000000Z "}) " x-show = "showEmailSignUp () " class = "rounded bg-gray-lightest text- md: px-32 md: py-8 p-4 font-brand mt-8 container-xs ">
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