According to the social media platform on Tuesday (May 14), they will implement a ‘one-strike policy’ for users who violate community standards.
“We will now apply a ‘one strike’ policy to Live in connection with a broader range of offenses,” their statement reads.
Violators will have to be restricted from using Facebook Live for set period of time.
“Someone who shares a link to a statement from a terrorist group with no context will now be immediately blocked from using Live for a set period of time,” the statement further reads.
Facebook aims to minimize the risk of abuse on Facebook Live while enabling people to use Live in a positive way every day.
Meanwhile, Facebook will also strengthen their systems to detect manipulated media across images, video and audio as well as to distinguish between unwitting posters and adversaries who intentionally manipulate videos and photographs.
“This work will be critical for our broader efforts against manipulated media, including deepfakes (videos intentionally manipulated to depict events that never occurred). We hope it will also help us to more effectively fight organized bad actors who try to outwit our systems as we saw happen after the Christchurch attack,” Facebook said.
by Robie de Guzman | Posted on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg has revealed a series of changes to the firm’s portfolio of social platforms, including Instagram and Whatsapp.
The new designs and features for its apps are a direct response to widespread criticism of how the firm protects user data.
Zuckerberg said the company plans to put privacy first.
He acknowledged that there was much to do to rebuild trust.
In a speech to developers, Zuckerberg described the firm’s new focus on privacy as “a major shift” in how the company is run.
“As the world gets bigger and more connected, we need that sense of intimacy more than ever, so that’s why I believe that the future is private. This is the next chapter for our services,” Zuckerberg said.
Some of the more visible changes to those who use the firm’s products will include:
Messages sent via messenger will be end-to-end encrypted by default, meaning Facebook itself won’t see the contents, and the platform will be fully integrated with Whatsapp.
Instagram is trialing a “private like counts” feature which would hide the “likes” a post attracts from viewers, but not the account owner.
A whatsapp secure payment service trialled in India is set to be rolled out to other countries later this year.
“It’s going to take time, I’m sure we are going to keep unearthing old issues for a while, so it may feel like we are not making progress at first but I think that we have shown time and time again as a company that we can do what it takes to evolve and build the products that people want,” Zuckerberg said.
Other Facebook executives introduced changes within the Messenger and Instagram apps aimed at helping businesses connect with customers, including appointment booking and enhanced shopping features, as well as a tool to lure customers into direct conversations with companies via ads. (REUTERS)
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