Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Is Your Friend an Extremist? Facebook is Asking Some Users About Exposure to Content; Facebook Warns Users of Extremism as Conservatives Slam ‘Orwellian thought police’; Big Tech Should Pay Less Attention to Thought Crimes and More to the Criminals Using Its Platforms, and related stories

Is your friend an extremist? Facebook is asking some users about exposure to content:
Facebook is asking some U.S. userswhether they may have been exposed to extremist content, or if they are worried that someone they know might be becoming an extremist.
The social network said the queries are part of a test of its Redirect Initiative, which intends to combat violent extremism, the company confirmed Thursday.
"We are partnering with NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and academic experts in this space and hope to have more to share in the future," a Facebook spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
The test comes as the world's largest social media network continues to face intense scrutiny from critics, experts and politicians to curb extremism across its platforms. A closer eye has been placed on Facebook in the U.S. after the deadly insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6 when supporters of then-President Donald Trump tried to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden's presidency. --->READ MORE HERE
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Facebook warns users of extremism as conservatives slam ‘Orwellian thought police’:
An eyebrow-raising new Facebook feature warns users when they might have been exposed to extremist content or if they know someone who is becoming an extremist — prompting concerns it may target conservative voices and stifle free speech.
Screenshots of the anti-extremism alerts circulated Thursday on social media.
One of the prompts asks users, “Are you concerned that someone you know is becoming an extremist?”
“We care about preventing extremism on Facebook,” the prompt goes on. “Others in your situation have received confidential support.”
A second alert read, “You may have been exposed to harmful extremist content recently.”
“Violent groups try to manipulate your anger and disappointment. You can take action now to protect yourself and others,” it continues. --->READ MORE HERE
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