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The social media platform Facebook appeared to be issuing new “extremism” warnings to its users in pop-up notifications.
On Thursday, multiple Facebook users reported receiving a new notification from the social media giant warning about being exposed to “extremist content.” This new feature was documented by RedState editor Kira Davis, who shared screenshots of the warning on her Twitter account.
“Hey has anyone had this message pop up on their FB? My friend (who is not an ideologue but hosts lots of competing chatter) got this message twice. He’s very disturbed,” Davis tweeted.
The message she posted stated, “Are you concerned that someone you know is becoming an extremist?” followed up with an assurance “We care about preventing extremism on Facebook. Others in your situation have received confidential support” along with the option to “Get Support.”
This development follows nearly a year after the social media site aimed to crack down on “hate speech,” leading to the removal of 22.5 million users. Political members on both sides have criticized the company for what they view as selective judgment when judging controversial content.
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