Facebook is trying to help out law enforcement to find the Capitol rioters.
Facebook helps out in finding Capitol rioters as a way of helping out the United States law enforcers which happened last January 6.
Facebook Helps: The Details
According to Monika Bickert, Facebook’s Vice President of Content Policy, “We were appalled by the violence. We were monitoring the assault in real time and made appropriate referrals to law enforcement to assist their efforts to bring those responsible to account.”
She then added “includes helping them identify people who posted photos of themselves from the scene, even after the attack was over” and that Facebook is “continuing to share more information with law enforcement in response to valid legal requests.”
She said that Facebook has been taking down “militarized social movements” since last summer and deleted calls to bring weapons to the Capitol. Based on the federal government reports, they have identified more than 200 suspects connected to the riot.
After years of trying to improve its services, Facebook officially announced that it will start making changes of its News Feed in relation to politics. No matter what the consequence maybe, Facebook will minimize the political content in its News Feed.
The company made it clear though that this action is just temporary as this is just a test to measure the impact when political content will be minimized in its News Feed. This test will only run in selected markets of some countries including US, Canada, Brazil and Indonesia.
The intention of the test is to explore various ways of ranking political content to be excluded in its News Feed by using several measurements. This exploration of measurement can help Facebook to decide what to include and what not to include as it intends to do this in the future.