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Facebook Announces New Tools to Prevent Harassment

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Social networking sites are becoming the widest way of both formal and informal communication. Facebook is the most renowned social website, which not only helps in sharing and communicating personal things but also in sharing various public feeds around the world. Facebook recently came across issues regarding harassment, especially in the case of users who are women and journalists.

Facebook always strives to provide its users with the best and safe experience. Facebook is, therefore, coming up with some more safety tools which will enhance the safety features of this social networking site. Social harassment was becoming one of the greatest concerns over Facebook. Many users came up with this complaint which majorly included women and journalists.

So, to resolve this issue Facebook is introducing the following features:

1. Preventing unwanted contacts

One of the major issues faced by a Facebook user was when they blocked the unwanted users, those users troubled them by creating another fake account. So, in order to prevent this issue, Facebook will come up with an automated feature which will identify the fake accounts in no time. Thus, will block millions of them at registration every day.

2. Ignoring messages

Now with this feature, you just need to tap on a message to ignore the conversation. This feature will disable the notifications and move the conversation from your inbox to filtered messages folder allowing you to read the conversation without notifying the sender. Currently, this feature is only available on a one-on-one basis but will be soon made available to group messages.

3. Working with experts

Facebook works with the team of experts who belong from various fields in order to provide their users with all safety resources. This can be observed as Facebook has developed new resources for survivors of domestic violence in partnership with the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

Facebook has more than 150 safety experts in India, Ireland, Kenya, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, Sweden and the US. This all experts work for improving this social website to its best.


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