Social media should be strictly regulated and monitored to reduce misleading information and cybercrime on various platforms. With social media apps focusing on making their platform a safer and better place, the rates of cyberbullying, the spread of hate speech, and violence have noticeably decreased. Still, a lot of work is left to make it a secure place for its users. In light of this, Meta has decided to expand its Redirective Initiative into the United Kingdom and Pakistan. Therefore, if any Facebook user searches using words listed or associated with violence or organized hate, the top search result will contain a link to a guide of resources and support. The guide should help them change their ideologies on violent extremism and hate. It will significantly slow down the spread of misinformation and harmful content on the app.
Meta Expands the Redirect Initiative
May 9, 2022