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On World Suicide Prevention Day Facebook tightens policies, and to expand resources in order to prevent self-harm

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On World Suicide Prevention Day, Facebook has taken steps to tighten its policy and to expand access to resources for people in need of help.

The tech giant has announced some changes on Tuesday as a result of consultation with experts, which began earlier this year.

Facebook tightened its policy on self-harm are not allowed to graphic, cut photographs, as a way to prevent it is to promote or run such an operation. On Instagram, the company has made it much more difficult to find this type of content, and they have kept it from being recommended to go out and Explore.

The social network has cited its policy of prohibiting content that could promote eating disorders. And now they are having a “sensitivity screen” than it is to heal self harm cuts and to help prevent you from inadvertently promote self-harm.

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Facebook to improve its policies on suicide prevention. (AP)

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The company is in the hiring of a new health and well-being manager and her security team, but that person will only focus on the health and well-being, the effects of all of the Facebook apps. The Details of the consultations with the experts on Facebook’s new suicide prevention page.

As with any type of account, the company has been continuously improving its technology, and machine learning systems to detect and remove the contents, or add to the sensitivity screen. It is an update as to how much content was removed during the second quarter of this year, the

From April to June, 2019 at the latest, we have taken action on the more than 1.5 million copies of of of suicide and self-harm content on Facebook, and more than 95% of it before it was reported by a user. At the same time, we have taken action on the more than 800-thousand pieces of the content on Instagram, and more than 77% of it before it was reported by a user.

The tech giant is trying to simplify the connections to the family and friends of those who may be at risk of committing suicide. Facebook is the adding of Orygen’s #chatsafe guidelines for the Safety of the City and to the resources on Instagram, if someone is looking for a suicide or self-harm content.

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According to the World Health Organization, every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide.

If you or someone you know may be at risk, please call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It is a free and confidential support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for people who are in a suicidal crisis or distress. You can also take the text HOME to 741741 an intimate text conversation with a trained crisis counselor on a Crisis Line.

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