Important decision from Facebook: It expands its harassment policy

A more detailed harassment policy will ban content that humiliates or sexualizes public figures, including celebrities, elected officials, and others in the public eye, the company said in a statement.

“We don’t allow bullying and harassment on our platform, but when it does, we take action,” said Antigone Davis, Facebook’s Global Head of Security. said.

On the other hand, the changes will also give government opponents, journalists and human rights activists more protection from harassment around the world.


Facebook also announced that it will ban all coordinated harassment where a group of people work together to bully another user.

The changes will apply to all users of the platform.

Former Facebook Data Scientist Frances Haugen told Congress last week that the company does little to meet its responsibility to spread harmful content and often chooses to profit over the interests of its users.

Days later, the company announced it would introduce new features designed to protect children, including one that encourages them to leave the platform.


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