Facebook announces new tools and programs to protect people from bullying and harassment

Facebook today announced new tools and programs to help people better control unwanted, offensive or harassment experiences on Facebook. There is a new way for people to hide or delete multiple comments at once from the options menu of their post. And you will be soon able to easily search for and block offensive words from appearing in comments. Facebook is rolling out this feature on desktop and Android and will be available on iOS in the coming months.

If you see someone being bullied or harassed, now you can report someone on their behalf via the menu above the post that you are concerned about. Facebook’s Community Operations team will  determine whether it violates our Community Standards and takes action. People can also appeal decisions on cases involving bullying and harassment.

In the coming weeks, Facebook will expand its policies to better protect public figures against harassment regardless of age. Facebook will now allow severe attacks that directly engage a public figure under the new policy. If you experience unwanted behavior on Facebook, you can report the person who is bullying or harassing, anonymously ignore unwanted messages, and block someone without them being notified.

Learn more about these changes from the source link below.

Source: Facebook

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