An Independent Assessment of Meta’s Human Rights Impact in the Philippines

We’re publishing an independent human rights impact assessment we commissioned on the role of our technologies in the Philippines.  This assessment found that Meta technologies are widely used and have positive human rights impacts in the Philippines, as well as salient human rights risks.   We’re constantly working to evolve our products, policies and processes to […]

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Expanding Facebook Protect To More Countries

We’re expanding Facebook Protect, our security program for groups of people that are more likely to be highly targeted by malicious hackers, such as human rights defenders, journalists, and government officials. No action is required unless you’re prompted to enroll. We’re also making it easier for these groups of people to set up two-factor authentication. […]

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Strengthening Our Efforts Against the Spread of Non-Consensual Intimate Images

Together with more than 50 non-governmental organization partners around the world, Meta is supporting UK Revenge Porn Helpline’s launch of StopNCII.org to help stop the non-consensual sharing of intimate images (NCII) on the internet. This platform empowers people around the globe to proactively thwart the non-consensual sharing of their intimate images on participating tech companies’ […]

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Meta’s Adversarial Threat Report

We’re sharing a detailed, end-of-year threat report on six adversarial networks we found and removed for Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior (CIB), Brigading and Mass Reporting. We removed four CIB operations from China, Palestine, Poland and Belarus; one network in Italy and France for Brigading; and one network in Vietnam for Mass Reporting. We’re expanding our CrowdTangle-enabled […]

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Our Approach to Safer Private Messaging

Our goal is to provide people with the safest private messaging apps by helping protect people from abuse without weakening encryption. We’re sharing an update on our approach to safety on Messenger and Instagram DMs, which focuses on preventing abuse from happening, giving people controls to manage their experience and responding to potential harm effectively.  […]

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Spread Kindness This GivingTuesday and Beyond

To celebrate GivingTuesday, we’re matching up to $8 million in donations made to eligible fundraisers for US-based nonprofits on Facebook.  We’re also hosting a Facebook Gaming tournament today featuring 16 teams playing Call of Duty Warzone, and we’re donating $25,000 to the nonprofits selected by the winning teams, in their names.  And, we’re partnering with […]

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Race Data Measurement and Meta’s Commitment to Fair and Inclusive Products

We are heeding calls to better measure whether people’s experiences with our technology differ across race. We have been meeting with the civil rights community, privacy experts, academics, regulators and other organizations to determine the best way to assess how people of different races experience our products. We’re sharing details about technical methods and overall […]

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Following Through on Meta’s Civil Rights Audit Progress

We’re releasing a progress report on the recommendations from our Civil Rights Audit as a part of our commitment to move toward increased equity, safety and dignity on our platforms. This report marks the beginning of the Civil Rights Team’s path to enhance protections for marginalized communities. Today, just more than one year after the […]

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