Facebook Reacts to National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

The social network will limit content that doesn’t break its rules but trivializes themes around death, depression or suicide


Facebook is marking National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month with two initiatives: limiting the distribution of content that does not violate its rules but trivializes themes around death, depression or suicide; and releasing a new toolkit to guide conversations about viral suicide challenges.

Global head of safety Antigone Davis wrote in a Newsroom post, “September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, and people around the world focused on the theme of ‘Creating Hope Through Action.’

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