Jul 2, 2021

Facebook tests extremist content warning messages

Facebook is testing a feature in the US that asks users if they are worried somebody they know is becoming an extremist. Other users may also receive an alert saying they may have been exposed to extremist content. "You may have been exposed to harmful extremist content recently," another said. Facebook said tests identified both users who may have been exposed to rule-breaking extremist content, and users who had previously been the subject of enforcement on the platform. The company told Reuters it does remove some content and accounts which violate its rules pro-actively before the material is seen by users, but that other content may be viewed before it is taken down.

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