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.