Facebook has announced a new policy update regarding sexual harassment and the abuse of celebrities. It would start removing “severe sexualizing content” thrown at public figures as a new update to its bullying and harassment policies.
On Wednesday, a representative of the App stated that the new policy update is set to remove profiles, pages, and groups dedicated to sexualizing celebrities, politicians, and influencers.
It also bans sexualized photoshops, drawings and any demeaning content “in the process of bodily functions.” In addition, it would remove “unwanted sexualized commentary” and repetitive attacks harassing an individual sexually.
The Global Head of Safety at Facebook, Davis, said these changes were made because attacks like that can weaponize the appearance of a public figure that doesn’t represent their work.
Recall that Whistleblower Frances Haugen testified against the App before Congress, revealing that the executives were aware of its harms on its users. The new policy update came after these accusations.