Facebook, the biggest social media platform of today, is exacting changes when it comes to administering the website against fake pages and the trolls behind them.
The so-called ‘fake news’ and misinformation spread efficiently through the use of social media such as Facebook, building hate against certain groups, clashing opinions, and—overall—a noxious community with clickbaits and spams falling on this context.
Now, the website announces a change as it now has the right to take down pages and groups which are connected with the previous ones that were already removed—even if those have not broken any of the company’s rules yet. The pages in subject are those who have violated the community standards.
Facebook states on their full policy change that, “To address this gap… we may now also remove other Pages and Groups even if that specific Page or Group has not met the threshold to be unpublished on its own.” Along with copyright-infringing material, hate speech, graphic violence, bullying, and nudity.
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The leading social media also developed the Page Quality Tab feature where page owners can get a breakdown of posts and other shared materials that have breached company rules and other offensive content. The Page Quality Tab will then display the content that Facebook removed and will cite which rule it broke.