Facebook to place groups on probation for going against its content rules. Facebook has made plans to place groups on its platform with too many posts on probation. Specifically, the one that goes against its content rules. This was another way to stop the dissemination of false information on its platform.
According to the reports from The Washington Post, Facebook will stop any groups on its platform, both private and public groups with too many posts that are going against its community standards.
Group moderators will also have to accept any posts for 60 days manually, and there is no pleading that will be available for groups on indefinite status.
Here is what Leonard Lam a Facebook spokesperson mentioned in a statement sent to The Verge:
“We are temporarily requiring admins and moderators of some political and social groups in the US to approve all posts if their group has several Community Standards violations from members. A measure we’re taking to protect people during this unprecedented time”.
Facebook to keep tabs
Admins will be informed of the status of their group and told when the limitations will be raised. During the time of probationary, Facebook will keep an eye on how the moderators of the groups restricted handle posts. If they keep on accepting posts that go against its rules, Facebook may completely close down the group.
The social media company closed the Stop the Steal group
Earlier, Facebook closed down the Stop the Steal group which had more than 300,000 members that had published false information on election concerning the rigging of votes. And which also claimed falsely that Democrats were making plans to rig the election.
The company has taken so many steps to try stemming the crest of false information about the election. Facebook has recently placed a ban on US-based political ads in place. And had especially blocked ads that claimed victory falsely.
So many news outlets called the election for Joe Biden, together with Pennsylvania and Nevada placing the former vice president of the US above the 270 votes of the electoral college that are required for victory.