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Entertainment Facebook expands harassment policy to protect public figures

02:46  14 october  2021
02:46  14 october  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Facebook will count activists and journalists as “involuntary” public figures and increase protections against harassment and bullying targeted at these groups, its global safety chief said in an interview this week. The social media company, which allows more critical commentary of public figures than of The move comes as part of a series of changes in policy on the platform this week, with internal documents leaked by a whistleblower forming the basis for a US Senate hearing last week. Those documents sparked wide-ranging scrutiny from global lawmakers and regulators over its content

Facebook Inc will now count activists and journalists as "involuntary" public figures and so increase protections against harassment and bullying targeted at these groups, its global safety chief said in an interview this week. Facebook 's Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis said the company was also expanding the types of attacks that it would not allow on public figures on its sites, as part of an effort to reduce attacks disproportionately faced by women, people of color and the LGBTQ community.

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook will expand its policies on harassment to remove more harmful content, the company said Wednesday in its latest change following congressional testimony from a whistleblower who faulted the social media giant for not doing enough to stop harmful content.

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Under the new, more detailed harassment policy, Facebook will bar content that degrades or sexualizes public figures, including celebrities, elected officials and others in the public eye. Existing policies already prohibit similar content about private individuals.

Another change will add more protections from harassment to government dissidents, journalists and human rights activists around the world. In many nations, social media harassment has been used in efforts to silence journalists and activists.

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Facebook is changing its rules to increase protections against harassment and bullying for journalists and activists, groups the company considers to be "involuntary" public figures , its global safety chief said Wednesday in an interview with Reuters . The social media platform's rules differentiate between how users can criticize public figures Facebook 's Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis also told Reuters the company is expanding the types of attacks that it would not allow against public figures on its websites as part of an effort to reduce harassment of women, minorities, and LGBTQ individuals.

More Protections for Public Figures . Public figures — whether they’re politicians, journalists, celebrities or creators — use Facebook and Instagram to engage directly with their followers. Our policies complement tools we’ve built in our apps to prevent, stop and report bullying and harassment online. These tools empower people to manage unwanted or abusive interactions like blocking or unfollowing someone on Facebook and Instagram and Restrict, Hidden Words and Limits on Instagram.

Lastly, the company based in Menlo Park, California, announced it will ban all coordinated harassment, in which a group of individuals work together to bully another user. That change will apply to all users.

“We do not allow bullying and harassment on our platform, but when it does happen, we act,” Antigone Davis, Facebook’s head of global safety, wrote in a blog post.

The changes come amid mounting criticism of the company’s handling of hate speech, misinformation and negative content. Concerns about harassment range from teenagers bullying each other on Instagram to the coordinated abuse of journalists and dissidents by groups linked to authoritarian governments.

Last week, former Facebook data scientist Frances Haugen told Congress that the company has done too little to address its responsibility for spreading harmful content, and too often chooses profit over its users' best interests.

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Better Protections for Public Figures . Our bullying and harassment policies protect private individuals, but we permit open and critical discussion of people who are featured in the news or have a large public audience based on their profession or chosen activities. In the coming weeks, we will further expand our policies to better protect public figures against harassment regardless of age. For example, severe attacks that directly engage a public figure will not be allowed under the new policy . If anyone experiences unwanted behavior on Facebook , they can report the person who is

Facebook ’s bullying and harassment policy allows public figures to be targeted online in ways that are otherwise banned on the site, the Guardian has reported. Internal moderator guidelines reportedly leaked to the newspaper says public figures are considered to be permissible targets of certain Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford is among those to have called on social media companies to tackle online abuse Credit: Michael Steele/PA. The newspaper said public figures as defined by the social media giant, which also owns Instagram, include those with a large following online of more

Days later, the company announced that it would introduce new features designed to protect kids, including one encouraging them to take a break from the platform.

Celebrities, even those who profit handsomely off Facebook and Instagram, haven’t been shy about criticizing the company.

In an interview earlier this year with The Associated Press, singer and actress Selena Gomez said she began pressing tech companies like Facebook to clean up their sites in 2017 after a 12-year-old commented on one of Gomez’s Instagram posts: “Go kill yourself.”

“That was my tipping point,” she said. “I couldn’t handle what I was seeing.”

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