Facebook's New Social Safety Features Lets Users Confront Bullies, Ask Friends for Help
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Facebook has added new functionality to its report buttons that let users notify Facebook of abusive, spammy or objectionable content. The report flow now includes options to message the perpetrator to ask them to stop, and message friends to ask for advice.
The social safety features should help reduce abuse on Facebook, especially that in the form of unwanted or defamatory photo tags that users don’t have the option to pre-approve or prevent. They will also reduce the number of reports that actually reach Facebook, since informing it of abuse is an unchecked option by default, and the flow highlights friend-to-friend resolution instead.