New Delhi. Facebook is starting to warn some users that they may have seen “extremist content” on the social media site. Screenshots shared on Twitter showed a notice asking “Are you concerned that someone you know is becoming an extremist?” and another that alerted users “You may have recently been exposed to harmful extremist content. Both included links to “get help.” The world’s largest social media network has long been used by lawmakers and civil rights groups. The U.S. has been under pressure to combat extremism on its platforms, including the American domestic movement involved in the January 6 Capitol riot, when groups supporting former President Donald Trump tried to block the U.S. Congress from certifying Joe Biden won the November election
Testing to prevent bigotry
Facebook said the small trial, which is only on its main platform, was underway in the United States as a pilot for a global approach to curbing radicalization on the site. A Facebook spokesperson said in an email, “This test is part of our larger work to assess ways on Facebook to provide research and support to people who are associated with or exposed to extremist content, or who Are at risk, know them.
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in recent years tightened its rules against violent and hate groups
It said the efforts were part of its commitment to the Christchurch Call to Action, a campaign involving leading tech platforms to combat violent extremist content online, launched after the 2019 attack in New Zealand that was broadcast live on Facebook. – was streamed. Facebook said that in the test it is identifying both users who are exposed to extremist content that breaks rules and users who were previously the subject of Facebook enforcement. The company, which has tightened its rules against violent and hate groups in recent years, said it removes some content and accounts that actively violate its rules before the content can be viewed by users. We do.
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