Facebook Says It Will Protect Celebrities from 'Sexualized Attacks' on Platform

Facebook Says It Will Protect Celebrities from 'Sexualized Attacks' on Platform


As part of the company’s new anti-harassment policy update, social media giant Facebook plans to begin removing “sexualized attacks” on celebrities from its platform. A Facebook executive explained the company’s reasoning: “We made these changes because attacks like these can weaponize a public figure’s appearance, which is unnecessary and often not related to the work these public figures represent.”

Variety reports that Facebook has stated that it will begin removing “severe sexualizing content” that targets public figures such as celebrities, politicians, creators, and those that Facebook believes have become “involuntarily” famous, as part of an update to the company’s anti-harassment policy.

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The policy will apply across both Facebook and Instagram. Facebook clarified that

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