• Jonathan Shiek

Facebook Ups Their Game To Combat Toxic Groups

In light of recent incidents especially with all the hate on Asians, Facebook has decided to take a step forward in an attempt to penalize those who spread hate speech as well as misinformation.

With the new changes added to groups, Facebook will directly tackle such harmful content by completely eliminating groups (public & private) who violate the rules set by Facebook. They will also punish members of the groups.

Credits: LowYat.Net

As Facebook has already removed civic and political groups from recommendations from their social networking site, especially in the United States, it is only a matter of time before they do so globally as well. Aside from political and civic groups, Facebook has already taken action against health groups who claim to sell cures for the COVID-19 virus or those who sell the idea of false remedies for said virus.

With the new version of Facebook Groups, other users will also get notifications that the group they are about to join has violated Facebook’s rules and that users should join at their own risk. You can see the full set of rules here.

Credits: LowYat.Net

In the not-so-distant past, Facebook has been accused of being the catalyst of fake COVID-19 related news worldwide. This is something that Mark Zuckerberg took very seriously and as such, implemented certain countermeasures as well.

I am certainly glad that Facebook is staying proactive with the times but I often wonder if these new implementations are sufficient… What do you think?


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