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Facebook adds new tools to fight online child exploitation


Facebook said it is strengthening its efforts to combat online chil exploitation with new tools to detect inappropriate content.

Facebook on Tuesday said it is stepping up its fight against child abuse with new tools for spotting such content and tighter rules about what crosses the line.

"Using our apps to harm children is abhorrent and unacceptable," global head of safety Antigone Davis said in a blog post.

"We are developing targeted solutions, including new tools and policies to reduce the sharing of this type of content."

The social media giant updated its guidelines to make it clear it will remove Facebook or Instagram accounts dedicated to sharing images of children posted along with captions, hashtags or comments containing innuendo or inappropriate signs of affection.

"We've always removed content that explicitly sexualizes children, but content that isn't explicit and doesn't depict child nudity is harder to define ...


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