“One of the top pieces of feedback that we’re hearing from our community right now is that people don’t want politics and fighting to take over their experience on our services,” CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg said on a conference call with analysts, CNN reported.
“As we continue to focus on this, we need to make sure the communities people connect with are healthy and positive. That’s something we’ve been focused on for a while now. One way of course we do that is by taking down groups that break our rules against things like violence or hate speech.”
Zuckerberg also said that Facebook would permanently halt recommendations for groups dedicated to political and social issues, confirming that these changes will be permanent across its platform and not just ing the U.S..
“For example, we stopped recommending civic and political groups in the US ahead of the elections,” continued Zuckerberg. “We’re continuing to fine tune how this works, but now we plan to keep civic and political groups out of recommendations for the long term, and expand this globally. To be clear, this is a continuation of work we’ve been doing for a while to turn down the temperature and discourage divisive conversations and communities.”
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