Certainly, many do not find their lives less complicated with Facebook usage. In order to safeguard its users from targeting online trolls, the social giant is almost there to introduce a new feature within itself.
The feature works as a warning whenever it gets indicated by some suspicious online activity.
INSIGHT: As per previous press reports, Facebook laid forward somewhat exact feature in year 2015 that primarily dealt with informing its users of being monitored by a nation-state.
In order to tighten more cybersecurity over social network, filtering off fake accounts – comprising stolen profile details and photos – is the foremost strategy. Hence with this new feature Facebook is capable to alert consumers when accounts are set-up with the same names or photographs of existing users.
An easy instruction for users is to flag up the fake account/profile to Facebook team as soon as they cite any such cyber-crime. A special team of developers then initiates dealing with the culprit.
“It’s a real point of concern for some women in certain regions of the world where (impersonation) may have certain cultural or social ramifications.” – Head of global safety for Facebook, Antigone Davis told Mashable
INSIGHT: the new safety feature has already rolled out to 75% of the site’s users since Facebook began to testify the same feature in November, last year.
apart from this, a recent research from the University of Pittsburgh suggests those of us who are constantly tuned in one social media network or the other are 2.7 times more likely to suffer from depression than those of us who prefer the offline world a bit more.
“All social media exposures are not the same. Future studies should examine whether there may be different risks for depression depending on whether the social media interactions people have tended to be more active versus passive or whether they tend to be more confrontational versus supportive. This would help us develop more fine-grained recommendations around social media use.” – Assistant vice chancellor for health and society in Pitt’s Schools of the Health Sciences and professor of medicine, Primack