The biggest problem that Facebook has had to deal with during this past couple of years is the spread of hate speech and misinformation (fake news). These two problems are getting so bad that many Facebook users are shutting down their accounts because they simply don’t want to deal with them. To make things even worse, hate speech and misinformation is now moving to Instagram and luckily, Facebook is not having this.
Facebook announced earlier today that it will change the way that Instagram recommendations work. Instagram is now going to find content that is violating its community guidelines so that it can stop it from spreading. In order to do this, Facebook is implementing a new campaign dubbed as “Reduce, reform, inform”.
Regulating Online Content
The new campaign dubbed as “Reduce, reform, inform” presents the steps that Facebook is going to take when it comes to finding problematic content and regulating it. Facebook is saying that the new campaign will focus on “removing content that violates [the company’s] policies, reducing the spread of problematic content that does not violate [Facebook’s] policies, and informing people with additional information so they can choose what to click, read or share”.
Lots of people have been moving from Facebook over to Instagram during this past couple of years and Facebook wants to make sure that they don’t also leave the photo-sharing platform and it updated the community guidelines. Everyone can check out the new community guidelines by clicking here.
Furthermore, the new community guidelines are aimed at finding content that is deemed as “inappropriate, violent, graphic/shocking, sexually suggestive, misinformation and spam content”.
From the looks of it, Facebook is doing its best in order to ensure that Instagram remains a photo-sharing platform and that it doesn’t get overrun by bots.