Just because you are using a social media platform owned by a private company, doesn’t mean that whatever you’re doing remains unchecked, especially on Facebook Groups.
This is not what we said in particular, but the Facebook’s VP of Engineering Tom Alison has written likewise in the large Facebook blog post published on Wednesday.
The social media giant in its blog post has specifically addressed private Facebook groups about the company’s policies regarding the check and balance of the platform.
In simple and non-Facebook words, the company wants to notify its users that if they believe that the company doesn’t know what they are doing on the internet, then they are certainly mistaken.
Private Facebook Groups, Facebook has its Eyes on You:
We all know the activeness of Facebook groups and the increasing rate of their existence. These groups have not only become a platform for engagement and awareness, but they also become a way to earn money through digital means.
Facebook has not only assured the safety of these mini-communities but has also updated the group privacy settings. The updates privacy settings enable the platforms to have a keen observer on the users who break the rules of the group, allowing them to take action against such Facebook users.
What More Changes You Will see On Facebook Groups Post Privacy Update?
The forever confusing terms for Facebook groups like public, closed, and secret group, changing to the more specific terms such as public and private settings, with the option to make private groups visible or hidden to non-members.
The privacy setting will also provide more control to the admins and moderators and even members of the Facebook groups allowing them to see the group’s history and preview its content before accepting or declining an invitation.
Facebook Group Settings are Part of the Safe Communities Initiative:
The new group setting mentioned above is being called as part of the company’s Safe communities initiative. This initiative was started by facebook 2 years ago with the hope to monitor, detect and eradicate harmful content from the platform, especially Facebook groups.
Facebook says it uses AI and machine learning to “proactively detect bad content before anyone reports it, and sometimes before people even see it