Facebook will restrict both the public and private groups from using its platform to spread misinformation in an attempt to limit the propagation of misleading information.
The social media site will place the groups on its platform whether public or private with a lot of posts on probation in order to restrict the spread of false information. Group admins will have a time period of 60 days to approve any posts whereas no plea is available for the groups on their probation period.
Leonard Lam, the Facebook spokesperson said, “We are temporarily requiring admins and moderators of some political and social groups in the US to approve all posts if their group has a number of Community Standards violations from members.”
He further added, “A measure we’re taking in order to protect people during this unprecedented time.”
During the trial period, Facebook will keep a check on the groups as to how they deal with the posts. If the admins continue to allow the posts that breach the rules of the community. Those groups will be removed permanently. However, the moderators will be notified after completing their probation period.
Previously, Facebook has a deleted a group with around 300,000 people because it was trying to violate the rules.