News Feed FYI: Fighting Engagement Bait on Facebook

News Feed FYI: Fighting Engagement Bait on Facebook

By Henry Silverman, Operations Integrity Specialist and Lin Huang, Engineer People have told us that they dislike spammy posts on Facebook that goad them into interacting with likes, shares, comments, and other actions. For example, “LIKE this if you’re an Aries!” This tactic, known as “engagement bait,” seeks to take advantage of our News Feed […]

Facebook Social Good Forum: Announcing New Tools and Initiatives for Communities to Help Each Other

Facebook Social Good Forum: Announcing New Tools and Initiatives for Communities to Help Each Other

By Naomi Gleit, VP Social Good Today at the second annual Social Good Forum, we announced new tools and initiatives to help people keep each other safe and supported on Facebook. Mentorship and Support, a new product where mentees and mentors come together to connect and interact directly with each other and progress through a […]

Getting Our Community Help in Real Time

Getting Our Community Help in Real Time

By Guy Rosen, VP of Product Management When someone is expressing thoughts of suicide, it’s important to get them help as quickly as possible. Facebook is a place where friends and family are already connected and we are able to help connect a person in distress with people who can support them. It’s part of […]

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