In response to criticisms of its Messenger app, Facebook unveiled new tools which will allow users to report conversations that are in violation of its Community Standards.

Users can now flag messages that may fall under categories such as harassment, hate speech, or suicide which will be escalated to the Facebook review team.

It is said that the new reporting tools had been prompted by complaints from Myanmar that Facebook was not doing enough to address hate speech. It was reported that chain messages threatening attacks on opposing Buddhist and Muslim sides had significantly raised tensions in the country and local organizations had to intervene due to the inability of Facebook’s AI to detect hate speech.    

Source: TechCrunch

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