These New Facebook Tools Are Helping Victims Of Violence And Harassment

Facebook released new policies on harassment, which was partially a response to the #MeToo movement.

Now, the social networking site offered a new suit of anti-harassment tools that include a new method of helping Facebook to track and block users who generate multiple accounts to harass victims.

The tool will roll out the option to ignore a harassing conversation, rather than block the user. They say it will let domestic violence survivors collect evidence without having it flood their inbox.

“No one should ever experience harassment, either in person or online,” said Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in a statement to Elle magazine. “These new features will provide more ways to stop it from happening on Facebook.” Sandberg went on to thank the organizations that consulted on the new features for their counsel “and for all the work they do to help people who have experienced harassment. Everyone deserves to be protected.”

Read more at ELLE.

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