Facebook has led to anti-extremist practice through which extremist content is prohibit on the social platform
Earlier this week, Facebook has started a campaign of testing prompt that will connect users to anti-extremism support and resources if the company believes the user knows someone who could be on the path of extremism. A Facebook spokesperson said the test is part of the company’s big work is to assess resources. Help those people on Facebook who has been engage in extremism or may know someone who is at risk to support them. Facebook says that it will remove content that will violate its term and rules.
But the company had issues tracking down and removing similar content off the internet. There are some active groups which the company had tried to kick off from the platform. As many people say its algorithm divide and pushes many people towards this extremism; concepts and ideas which the company itself also approves. According to Facebook, it’s a redirect initiative that helps prevent violent forms of hateful speech and extremist agenda which is dangerous to our progressive society of today.
How is the test happening, actually?
As far as the Facebook webpage is concerned, the program redirects users to useful educational resources instead of extremism and hateful content. This action campaign can help find people who have seen this extremism content. The test connects to resources to help someone intercede if they are concerned about their friends or loved ones. Who have been joining hateful extremism violent groups or movements. The support page also provides us tips on engaging with someone. Who is trying to leave that group to support them.
Facebook, like other platforms such as Twitter, has had these issues of extremism and hate for a long time. It’s good to see them putting effort to cope up with the situation to prevent these hateful movements. This is the reason with many forms of the bad behavior of people online. As many other platforms are still trying to struggle and get the hold of the users who have been harassing women and displaying other toxic behaviors. Violent groups try to manipulate one’s anger; now one can take action to protect oneself and others by the alert button which redirects to the support page
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