Mark Zuckerberg’s company is taking extra measures and making changes to keep Facebook Groups safe.
There are lots of users and groups that violate Facebook’s community rules, and the company continues to take measures to protect the users and groups from harmful content.
In this regard, the company led by Mark Zuckerberg has shared the next steps to take. “It’s important to us that people can discover and engage safely with Facebook groups so that they can connect with others around shared interests and life experiences,” the company says.
Changes will be made to keep Facebook Groups safe
The company is committed to maintaining a balance in its guidelines that avoids penalizing high-quality groups dealing with similar topics when it comes to potentially harmful groups.
The company explains that: “The tension we navigate isn’t between our business interests and removing low-quality groups — it’s about taking action on potentially harmful groups while still ensuring that community leaders can grow their groups that follow the rules and bring people value.”
This is why recently the company removed “civic and political groups, as well as newly created groups, from recommendations in the US. ”
On the other hand, when users are about to join groups that violate community standards, they will be warned, and Facebook will also limit notifications of invitations to these groups.
At the group level, administrators and moderators of groups with a significant number of members who violate the community standards or have been banned from other groups for the same reasons will be required to temporarily approve all their posts so that those posts do not have a wider reach until a review is carried out to enable final approvals, if applicable.
If administrators and moderators repeatedly allow the publication of content that violates the rules, the group will be removed completely.
And at the member level, when someone repeatedly violates the rules, they will be temporarily banned from posting or commenting in any of the groups. Plus, they will not be able to invite others to a group or create new groups.
All these measures will come into effect worldwide over the next few months, according to the statement made by the company.