Facebook Adds to Policies on Bullying, Harassment

The social network is turning up the heat on coordinated efforts


Facebook marked National Bullying Prevention and Awareness Day in the U.S. Wednesday (Oct. 13) with updates to its global policies on bullying and harassment.

Global head of safety Antigone Davis said in a Newsroom post Wednesday that Facebook will now remove coordinated efforts of mass harassment that target individuals at heightened risk of offline harm—such as victims of violent tragedies or government dissidents—even if the content on its own wouldn’t violate its policies.

The update will also apply to objectionable content that is considered mass harassment toward any individual on personal surfaces, such as direct messages in inbox or comments on personal profiles or posts.

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