Facebook is getting more active in protecting its users from harassment, with the recent launch of a new tool that will allow activists and journalists to be protected under specific guidelines. The social media company claims these groups are public figures due their work rather than just having an iconic personality like celebrities do on TV or radio shows where they talk about themselves nonstop while entertaining us at home viewers/listeners! This means you’ll soon see them appear as “involuntary” public figure so there’s extra security when people target those individuals specifically for bulling purposes–and especially if it comes dressed up any old way including via violence against human rights defenders around world who risk everything everyday fighting injustices committed by governments.
Facebook is under scrutiny from global lawmakers and regulators over its content moderation practices, with internal documents leaked by a whistleblower forming the basis for a U.S Senate hearing last week. In recent weeks it was reported that Facebook’s “cross check” system has been treating high-profile users differently than others which critics say makes them exempt from usual rules regarding public figures on social media platforms like Instagram or YouTube etc .
Facebook has a complicated relationship with freedom of speech on their platform. While some people may be able to call for the death or injury of celebrities, if that same individual is private and not an actor in public life then Facebook will usually take action against it’s users who do just this kind persecution.The company declined giving specifics about other involuntary “public figures” but said they are judged case-by-case depending upon contextually relevant factors like whether there was victimization involved during posting time period.
Earlier this year, Facebook said it would remove content celebrating, praising or mocking George Floyd’s death, because he was deemed an involuntary public figure.Facebook’s Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis said the company was also expanding the types of attacks that it would not allow on public figures on its sites, as part of an effort to reduce attacks disproportionately faced by women, people of color and the LGBTQ community.Facebook will no longer allow severe and unwanted sexualizing content, derogatory sexualized photoshopped images or drawings or direct negative attacks on a person’s appearance, for example, in comments on a public figure’s profile.