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Our next big news is from Facebook. Facebook announced that they are releasing new tools that will keep people from sharing content that victimizes children.
Children exploitative content is being taken very seriously by Facebook on both Facebook and Instagram. Earlier in October – November, they deployed survey research with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), based on that finding, last week, they have released this announcement saying that they are now starting to test tools that are going to help them with this cause. The first is a pop-up. So when people share this kind of content, that will be a pop-up saying that this content is of a nature that could victimize or exploit children, and there will also be a warning, and there is also going to be ways in which Facebook and Instagram are going to detect these type of content early, and also give people the ability to easily report this type of content. So I think it’s a good step in the right direction for Facebook and Instagram related to children’s safety on the platform.
Note: This news item is part of the weekly news show, The Connected Church News, that collects the Top 5 Digital and Social Media News each week for leaders of churches, ministries or christian nonprofit, and presents it to them in 5 mins.