As Facebook is grappling with the spread of hate speech on its platform, it is introducing modifications that restrict the spread of messages in two nations wherein latest years it has come under fire: Sri Lanka and Myanmar.
In a blog post on Thursday night, Facebook said it was “adding friction” to forwarding messages to Messenger users in Sri Lanka so individuals could share only a certain amount of occasions with a specific message. Currently, the limit is set at five individuals.
This is comparable to a restriction implemented last year by Facebook to WhatsApp. In India, a consumer can send a message on WhatsApp to just five other individuals. The restriction kicks in at 20 on other markets. Facebook said some consumers also asked for this function because they’re tired of getting emails from the chain.
Facebook said in its blog post that it has begun to decrease content distribution from individuals in Myanmar who have constantly breached their community standards with prior posts. Facebook said learning will be used to investigate the future expansion of this strategy to other industries.
Facebook continues to face similar challenges in other markets, including India, the Philippines, and Indonesia. Following a riot last month, Indonesia restricted the usage of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp in an attempt to contain the flow of false information.