Facebook has been testing new tools to prevent people from sharing content that exploits children. One of them is a pop-up message that Facebook will show in its applications and that will appear for those who are looking for topics related to child exploitation. It will detail the consequences of viewing that content and provide information on how to see how you can help address these issues.
The other measure is focused on sharing content in a non-malicious way of things “viral or memes of child exploitation content”. People who share this material will see a security alert that this content violates Facebook rules with the legal ramifications of sharing that material. Facebook will remove the content and will also report it to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and delete the accounts that promote this material.
Likewise, Facebook has updated its policies on children. According to the head of the security division, Antigone Davis, Facebook will remove “profiles, pages, groups and Instagram accounts dedicated to sharing any kind of innocent images with children in them, hashtags, comments that contain inappropriate signs of this style, or comments on what the children in the picture are like. ” In any case, the company seems to get serious about these issues, something that had been in great demand.