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Facebook: The punishment against harassment of public figures will be intensified - Walla! technology

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As part of policy updates, the social network will filter out more violent and disturbing content. Head of Safety at the company: "We recognize that becoming a public figure is not always a choice"



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Facebook: The punishment against harassment of public figures will be intensified

As part of policy updates, the social network will filter out more violent, offensive and harassing content.

Head of Global Safety at the company: "We recognize that becoming a public figure is not always a choice and that this fame can increase the risk of bullying and harassment."

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Yinon Ben Shoshan

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 09:45 Updated: 09:55

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Facebook and Instagram announced last night (Wednesday) a series of policy updates against bullying and offensive discourse on social media.

As part of the updates: Enforcement will be intensified against cases of mass harassment directed at people at increased risk (such as victims of violence or opponents of the regime).



In addition, Facebook has announced that more offensive, violent and harassing content directed at public figures (including politicians, journalists, celebrities and content creators) will be removed.

"Public figures should not be subjected to degrading or sexual assault," said Antigone Davis, head of global safety at Facebook.

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"We recognize that the coup is perpetually a public figure is not always a choice, and that fame This can increase the risk of bullying and harassment - especially if the person comes from a community that is not represented, including women, people of color and the LGBT community," she added.



"It is important that all users of our apps feel Be sure to contact their communities.

We do not allow bullying and harassment on our platform, but when it does happen, we act, "the company stressed." We remove content that violates our policies and disable the accounts of people who repeatedly violate our laws. "

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