It was reported that Facebook is currently engaged in a project where its messaging service is being used to deradicalize extremists.

The Facebook-funded pilot is led by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a counter-extremism organization. In the program, users in the UK who post extreme-far right Islamist content are contacted and have their views challenged, which is similar to the recruitment methods of extremist groups.

The researchers claim that out of 569 people that were contacted, there were eight that showed signs of a positive impact.

Source: BBC

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