Facebook's crackdown on dangerous content in groups could backfire, experts say

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 15/08/2019 15:24

Facebook is changing its rules on private groups amid growing criticism that some closed communities on the platform are uniting extremists and spreading fake news.

The company announced in a blogpost on Wednesday that it would take a more “proactive” approach in detecting problematic content in groups and will work to enhance transparency surrounding the communities.

“Being in a private group doesn’t mean that your actions should go unchecked,” Tom Alison, Facebook’s vice president of engineering said in a statement.

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