Technology giant and social media network, Facebook, on Wednesday disclosed that it would start removing “severe sexualizing content” targeting public figures.
The global head of safety at Facebook, Antigone Davis, in a post on a blog, noted that the decision of the platform is part of its new update to stop bullying and harassment.
He wrote, “The policy changes also include coordinated harassment attacks against users.
“As part of this new policy update, we would remove any profiles, pages, groups, or events dedicated to sexualizing public figures, including celebrities, politicians, and content creators.
“The new policy bans sexualized photoshops and drawings and any degrading content “in the process of bodily functions.”
“We would also remove “unwanted sexualized commentary” and repetitive attacks harassing an individual sexually.
“Public figures, either politician, journalists, celebrities or content creators use Facebook and Instagram to engage directly with their followers.
“We made these changes because attacks like these can weaponize a public figure’s appearance, which is unnecessary and often not related to the work these public figures represent.”