Facebook to stop 'harmful content' in groups by punishing members who break rules

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Facebook is announcing today changes to keep the Groups function a safer place and stop harmful content, like hate speech and misinformation.
Facebook today is announcing changes to keep the Groups feature a safe place and stop harmful content, like hate speech and misinformation.

In a blog post, Facebook says it will start improving group recommendations while restricting the reach of rule-breaking groups and members.

As we work to make sure that potentially harmful groups aren't recommended to people, we try to be careful not to penalize high-quality groups on similar topics. The tension we navigate isn't between our business interests and removing low-quality groups — it's about taking action on potentially harmful groups while still ensuring that community leaders can grow their…
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