The social media giant Facebook announced that it would remove the severe sexual content targeted at public figures, including celebrities, journalists and politicians, as part of a new update of its harassment policies
“Public figures, whether they are politicians, journalists, celebrities or creators, use Facebook and Instagram to engage directly with their followers,” Antigone Davis, global head of safety at Facebook, outlined in a blog post.
“Our bullying and harassment policy differentiates between public figures and private individuals to enable freedom of expression and legitimate public discourse around those in the public eye.”
It will now remove coordinated efforts to mass harassment against individuals at high risk of harm off Internet
The firm said it will also remove objectionable content that is considered mass harassment towards any individual on personal surfaces, such as direct messages in inbox or comments on personal profiles or posts.
Facebook will eliminate state-linked and adversarial networks of accounts, Pages and Groups that work together to harass or silence people, for example a state-sponsored organisation using closed private groups to coordinate mass posting on dissident profiles.