Fb will cease recommending civic and political teams

Facebook will stop recommending civic and political groups

The social network wants to ensure that “the communities people connect with are healthy and positive”.

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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors can occur due to this process.

Mark Zuckerberg wrote a post on four topics Facebook will focus on this year. And within the topic of “Communities” he stated that the social network would no longer recommend citizens and political groups.

According to the businessman, the platform needs to ensure that “the communities people connect with are healthy and positive”. He also stated that one way is to “crush” groups that contain their rules against issues such as “violence or hate speech”.

In the post, he also stated that there are groups that “may not want to encourage people to join” even though they are not breaking their rules. As an example, Zuckerberg said they stopped recommending citizens and political groups in the United States before the election.

“We are continuing to work on how this works, but now we plan to keep citizens and political groups away from the long-term recommendations and we plan to expand this policy globally,” he said.

You also make the decision to reduce the political content in the news section. However, he made it clear that people will be free to join political groups if they so choose.

“Often these (factions) can be important and useful. They can be ways to organize grassroots movements, speak out against injustice, or learn from people with different perspectives. ”

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