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Facebook trials banning of words and emojis

Written by Matti Robinson @ 28 Nov 2018 11:26 User comments (1)

Facebook trials banning of words and emojis While Facebook seems to be the exact same platform it was year ago, tons of changes have been made to even the core functions.
One of the more drastic changes is the fact that Facebook is more proactive against hateful rhetoric, which seems to be today's social media trend. Unfortunately it often backfires as trigger happy moderators ban or even remove valid people or pages that have been targeted by mobs.

All in all, Facebook would probably want to backpedal control a bit, and a new feature might bring more control to users.

According to Jane Wong, Facebook testing a new feature which allows users to censor specific words, sentences or even emojis from their comments.

Comments would still be there, but only show to the commenter and his or her friends.

This would also allow pages, such as brands that are worried about their image, to moderate what kind of dirt will not show on their posts' comments.

At this point, however, the feature is just one of a million A/B tests Facebook runs on small numbers of people, so don't hold your breath yet.


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1 user comment

18.12.2018 17:34

Bad idea. Let people hang themselves with their words I say. And people should quit being so sensitive.

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