Facebook reinforces its policies on bullying and harassment
Facebook reinforces its policies on bullying and harassment

Facebook has announced that it will remove pornographic content targeting public figures as part of a further update to its bullying and harassment policy. The policy changes also include coordinated sexual harassment attacks against users.

As part of this new policy update, the platform has announced the removal of any accounts, pages, groups or activity intended for sensational public figures (including celebrities, politicians, and content creators).

Antigone Davis, Facebook's head of global security, said in a blog post that the new policy prohibits the posting of pornographic images, paintings and other content that interferes with physical function.

The company also indicated that it removed unwanted sexual comments and repeated attacks that sexually harassed people.

“Public figures, whether they are politicians, journalists, celebrities or content makers, use our platform to communicate directly with their followers,” Davis wrote on his blog. Unnecessary figures not usually associated with the work of these public figures.

Facebook's policy announcement came after whistleblower Frances Hogan testified before Congress last week.

Last Tuesday's hearing centered on a number of reports in the Wall Street Journal that found corporate executives aware of the harm their platform can cause users, especially teens.

Hogan is expected to testify in the British Parliament later this month.

The new update also includes new language that prohibits large-scale and coordinated attacks against users who are at increased risk of harm offline, even if the post or message does not violate the company's content policies.

This update includes posts on Facebook and Instagram, as well as direct messages to individuals such as opponents of the government or victims of violent attacks.

Facebook Bans Content That Sexually Harasses Celebrities

Last month, Twitch added new tools to help tackle creator harassment. Includes option to verify phone number for chat.

The streaming platform has also announced changes to its email verification system. In this way, YouTubers can better control the audience with the help of chat.

With one phone number, users can have up to five accounts. This will limit the number of accounts that can be used to harass content creators.

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