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Facebook To Introduce New Feature To Stop Bullying And Harassment On Platform

| October 3 , 2018 , 17:50 IST

Facebook with facing a fine of $1.63 billion from the European Union (EU) for data breach has decided to introduce a new feature for its 2.3 billion users to hide or delete multiple comments at once from the options menu of their post, company announced on Tuesday.

In a press release company said, “We are giving you more control over how people interact with your posts on Facebook because comments can sometimes be used to bully or harass people. We’re introducing a way for people to hide or delete multiple comments at once from the options menu of their post.”

“This feature is rolling out on desktop and Android and will be available on iOS in the coming months. We are also testing ways to more easily search for and block offensive words from appearing in comments,” it added.

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Facebook community operations team will review the post, keep the report anonymous, and determine whether it violates its community standards.

People will also be able to appeal decisions on cases involving bullying and harassment.

Earlier this year, Facebook announced a process that allows people to request another review of their photo, video or post that has been taken down for violating community standards for nudity and sexual activity, hate speech or graphic violence.

(With Inputs From IANS)


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