Facebook to label all contentious posts that violate policies

The social media giant was earlier in talks to overhaul its content policies; even celebrities and politicians won't be exempt from the new rules

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 11:44 AM
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Weeks after it came under fire for its inaction against Donald Trump's polarising posts, Facebook Inc has announced that it will now label all content that violates the company's policies. The rule is extended even to celebrities and politicians. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had earlier announced in a company townhall that the policy is also extended to the ads that target people on basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or immigration status. 

The company face flak for its reluctance to flag posts by Donald Trump, which were considered insensitive, during the height of race-related protests in the US. Facebook employees also staged 'virtual walkouts' in protest. 

The social media giant is also facing an exodus of brands who have refused to advertise on the platform owing to these issues.

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