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Facebook said Wednesday that it will begin removing content that sexually assaults or insults public figures and will remove coordinated harassment efforts targeted at people who do so as part of its new online bullying and harassment policies. are at risk of harming themselves.

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NS new policy To protect public figures such as politicians, celebrities, journalists, public rights defenders or content creators by removing profiles, pages, groups or events dedicated to the sexualization of a public figure, “outrageously sexualized” edited images and their images and ” Unsolicited sexual remarks” flagged by him.

The company said it will also remove attacks that “weaponize the presence of a public figure,” such as negative physical details that are tagged, mentioned or posted on their account.

Facebook said it decided to remove the content due to the response from “a large number of global stakeholders”.

Facebook said it will also remove content such as direct messages or comments on a profile or post that is deemed “gang harassment” by an individual, but will work with the company to provide the individual with more information and context on the attacks. will need to do. .

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The policy change comes a week after Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before Congress that the company ignored internal research that it was damaging to adolescent mental health and allowed misinformation to spread on its platforms. She said Facebook could have made changes to make its apps safer but put the company’s “profits before the people”. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said That has “misrepresented” ongoing research into how Instagram affects youth, and denies that the company puts an advantage over safety, saying the company “is on safety, wellness and mental health.” cares about. like celebrities kim kardashian west And Sacha Baron Cohen has also spoken out about Facebook’s failure to stop bullying and hate speech, and was among dozens of celebrities who boycotted Facebook’s platform last year with the hashtag #StopHateForProfit, out of hatred for the company. Asked to do better work to control the spread. Speech and propaganda. worker Greta Thunberg He also threatened to leave Facebook in 2019 due to bullying, death threats and hate speech, which he called “very disturbing”.

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