Harassment and bullying cases are increasing day by day and the ratio is even higher on social media platforms. In this regard, Facebook has taken a great initiative by adding a new tool that will block people who try to harass and use offensive words in Facebook’s posts.
This new feature by Facebook will protect its users from cyber harassment and bullying. No more offensive comments and bullying as from now to deal such kind of comments, users will have more tools on Facebook.
A User can select multiple comments to hide or delete altogether, that he thinks are hurtful and mean to him.
The update has already been made available for Facebook on desktop and Android. However, the iOS users will get this update later.
The system will work on pre-set specific words that users don’t want to appear in the comments, much like YouTube. In this way, offensive comments and words will be automatically removed before appearing on the post. It is important to mention here that this feature has not been added just yet, it will launch a bit later.
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Moreover, the users can claim or appeal the review if they think their comments or profiles wrongfully taken down or reported for harassment.
On the other hand, if a post reported by you does not get taken down, you have a second chance to appeal a review.
This feature of Facebook is for everybody on the social network. The objective behind this move is keep a close eye on public figures, particularly young ones, since in most cases youngsters are mostly victims of online bullying.
“Severe attacks that directly engage a public figure will not be allowed under the new policy, “according to Facebook.
At one side, Facebook is adding new feature to protect its users and another side of Facebook compromised on personal information of a number of users. Since, again the social media giant didn’t patch a bug in its system due to which the profiles of as many as 50 million people were stolen and hacked.
On this issue, EU authorities might even charge up to $1.63 billion fines for not being able to handle and protect public data as promised.