Sunday, October 25, 2020

Facebook is Taking Measures to Slow Spread of Viral Content

Facebook is taking Specific Measures, to Slow the Spread of Viral Content, in anticipation of possible Unrest on Election Day. Last month, the Company's Head of Global Affairs said it Planned to Restrict Content Circulation in Preparation for Potential Violence and Unrest.

The Social Media Tech Giant Plans to Mitigate Conflict by: Slowing the Spread of Viral Content; Tweaking the News Feed to Change what Types of Content Users see; and Lowering the Threshold for what the Software Flags as Harmful.

"We've spent years building for safer, more secure elections. We've applied lessons from previous elections, hired experts, and built new teams with experience across different areas to prepare for various scenarios. We've created new products, partnerships and policies — such as pausing post-election ads — to ensure we're more prepared than ever for the unique challenges of an election during a global pandemic." a Spokesperson for Facebook said in a Statement.

Facebook's Head of Global Afairs said, last month, the Company had Plans in Preparation for Unrest after the Election but had Not Specified what Messures would be Intact. In September, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said "this election is not going to be business as usual" and will take Steps to "reduce the chances of violence and unrest."

Facebook announced Early this Month it will Ban All Political Ads for an Indefinite Period after Election Day.

Election and Security Experts including the Bipartisan Transition Integrity Project have Warned the Potential for Violence is High in this coming Election. State and City Officials are preparing for Potential Unrest as concerns for Security Arise. Meanwhile, Armed Extremist Groups have signaled they would Appear at Polling Sites on Election Day.

Critics have Scrutinized Facebook for the way it Responds to Violent Extremist Groups, which often Congregate on the Social Media Platform. In August, Zuckerberg said the Company was Slow to take Down a Page that called for Armed Civilians to Kenosha, Wisconsin, amid Oongoing Protests which Buzzfeed said was Flagged to Facebook 455 times.

A Wall Street Journal Analysis. Published this month, said the Company did Not always Enforce Content Policies regarding Disinformation and Hate Speech it said it would Implement.

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