Facebook will ban content that sexually harasses celebrities, politicians, and others
The administration of popular social networking sites Facebook has said it will begin cracking down on “harsh” sexualizing content, often directed at public figures, Facebook’s global chief security officer, Antigone Davis, revealed this in a post-Wednesday, According to her, the new development is part of a new update to the company’s bullying and harassment policies.
The policy changes also include coordinated harassment attacks against users, “As part of this new policy update, we would remove any profile, page, group, or event dedicated to sexualizing public figures, including celebrities, politicians, and content creators.
“The new policy prohibits sexualized photoshops and drawings and any degrading content ‘in the process of bodily functions, We would also eliminate ‘unwanted sexualized comments’ and repetitive attacks that sexually harass a person, Davis wrote
“Public figures, whether they are politicians, journalists, celebrities or content creators use Facebook and Instagram to interact directly with their followers, We made these changes because attacks like these can turn the appearance of a public figure into a weapon, which is unnecessary and often unrelated to the work these public figures represent.”
Recall that Facebook recently experienced a global outage as it recognized that its users around the world had trouble accessing its services for hours due to a system tweak, Hundreds of millions of people were reported to be unable to access Facebook and its other sister networking sites; Instagram and WhatsApp for more than six hours.