Facebook working to prevent removed pages from duplicating their content again

Pages admins will soon start to see prompts from Facebook to remove content that violates its policies.

Facebook Inc will make changes to better prevent users who have had their organization’s pages removed for violating its rules from using duplicate pages to continue the same activity, it said on Wednesday.

The changes, aimed at further cracking down on content including hate speech, graphic violence and harassment and bullying, will take effect in the next few weeks, the social networking giant said.

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The Menlo Park, California-based company said managers of pages will see a new tab from Thursday informing them of Facebook removing content that violates its community standards policies.

Facebook has been under fire for the last two years for its self-admitted sluggishness in developing tools to combat extremist content, propaganda operations, hate speech, harassment, and graphic violence.

Recently, when a research revealed that Russia-backed organizations targeted African-Americans, who favored Hillary Clinton, to suppress voter turnout during the 2016 election, Facebook Inc’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said that the company needs to step up its efforts to curb misinformation.

With inputs from Reuters.

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