“More friends, less politics“That seems one of the pillars in the new perspective that Facebook will host from now on.
Not only has it been the great fall in all Facebook services, the company also lives very complicated weeks due to various investigations that are being made about their policies and the leaks that have been known.
This is one of the usual debates and as such it has resurfaced: on Facebook they know that the content that angers is the most addictive and that Instagram can be harmful for teenagers. However, the benefit is imposed on the health of the users, or at least that has happened until now when some measures have been announced in this regard.
As reported by CNET, now that the spotlight is back on the company, an important change in the algorithm of social networks. This type of announcement is not the first to be made, nor is it the first time in this sense, it is something we have already seen with the case of Cambridge Analytica.
Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs and communications, said in an interview with CNN that they will reduce the amount of political content in the feeds of people for focus more on that of contacts and friends.
This has been summed up in the phrase “more friends, less politics“But it is not the only change that the former English politician has announced.
They will also try that teens expose themselves to less harmful content for them and will even make possible “that adults can monitor what their teens are doing online“, something that adds to the pause in the development of Facebook Kids and new functions in that direction.
It is clear that the company It doesn’t do him any good if he starts to compare himself to the tobacco companies by prioritizing its benefits over the health of consumers, something that has become clear after Haugen’s testimony and the notice that Instagram can contribute to generating eating disorders and suicidal thoughts in adolescents.
We do not know if a new time will start on Facebook, but at least it is clear that the leaks have had some effect and that they find it necessary to modify different aspects.