SME Times is powered by   
Search News
Just in:   • CM woos global investors, aims to help Karnataka rural economy  • Adani Capital acquires Essel Finance's MSME loan business  • SMEs get relief as cut-off date for monthly GST returns extended  • FIEO calls for more benefits for MSME exporters  • L&T's Q3 consolidated net profit up 16.5% 
Last updated: 11 Sep, 2019  

Facebook.9.Thmb.jpg Facebook tightens policies to prevent suicide, self-harm

Facebook like button
   Top Stories
» SMEs get relief as cut-off date for monthly GST returns extended
» FIEO calls for more benefits for MSME exporters
» Slowdown to affect insurance sector: Report
» Budget may offer production incentives for fabless chip cos
» 45% SMEs against Centre's right to seek customer, supplier data
IANS | 11 Sep, 2019
On World Suicide Prevention Day, Facebook is tightening its policies around self-harm, suicide and eating disorder and has announced its plan to hire a health and well-being expert to join its safety policy team.

"Earlier this year, we began hosting regular consultations with experts from around the world to discuss some of the more difficult topics associated with suicide and self-injury. These include how we deal with suicide notes, the risks of sad content online and newsworthy depiction of suicide," Antigone Davis, Global Head of Safety, Facebook, wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.

The social media giant has been working on suicide prevention measures since a few years now and in 2017, it introduced its artificial intelligence (AI)-based suicide prevention tools.

"...We've made several changes to improve how we handle this content. We tightened our policy around self-harm to no longer allow graphic cutting images to avoid unintentionally promoting or triggering self-harm, even when someone is seeking support or expressing themselves to aid their recovery," Davis added.

Facebook-owned Instagram stared hiding self-harm images behind "sensitivity screens" this year.

The photo-sharing platform also prevents self-harm content from appearing in its "Explore" tab and it has taken steps to prohibit content that may promote eating disorders.
 
Print the Page
Add to Favorite
 
Share this on :
 

Please comment on this story:
 
Subject :
Message:
(Maximum 1500 characters)  Characters left 1500
Your name:
 

 
  Customs Exchange Rates
Currency Import Export
US Dollar
66.20
64.50
UK Pound
87.50
84.65
Euro
78.25
75.65
Japanese Yen 58.85 56.85
As on 23 Jan, 2020
  Daily Poll
Ease of doing business improved in last one year
 Yes
 No
 Can't say
  Commented Stories
» MRF to set up a new plant in Gujarat(3)
» MSME: Budget expectations(1)
» China's forex reserves reach USD 2.85 trillion(1)
» 'Capital Adequacy Ratio' above regulatory norms: Yes Bank(1)
» KVIC opens first silk processing plant in Gujarat(1)
 
 
About Us  |   Advertise with Us  
  Useful Links  |   Terms and Conditions  |   Disclaimer  |   Contact Us  
Follow Us : Facebook Twitter