Impose a period of probation on certain groups. It’s Facebook’s latest move to try to slow the spread of false information. As reported by Washington Post, if a group, public or private, has too many posts that violate network rules, its administrators and moderators will have to manually accept each new post.
Two months probation
This extra step will remain in effect for 60 days, with no way to stop it. During these two months, the company will closely monitor how they handle messages. If the experience is not convincing, Facebook may decide to completely close the group. This new requirement makes the administrators and moderators of a group responsible for the content shared with the social network.
” We are temporarily requiring administrators and moderators of certain political and social groups in the United States to approve all posts, in the event that group members accumulate a number of violations of community standards. », Summarized a spokesperson for the company in the columns of the Washington Post. The goal? ” Protect people during this unprecedented time. “
This unprecedented probation follows the removal, Thursday, November 5, of the group “STOP THE STEAL” to 360,000 members, relaying false information about the last electoral count. For members of the group, the Democrats were “stealing” the election from Donald Trump. Facebook said it removed the group due to ” disturbing calls for violence And attempts to delegitimize the ballot.
Source : The Washington Post