Facebook has announced a series of changes to the way it handles sexual harassment complaints in the United States, including banning members from using their profiles to promote content or messages about sexual assault.
The company has now updated its guidelines for how it handles complaints about sexual harassment to include an exception for organizations and individuals that are not directly involved in a sexual harassment situation.
The update includes a number of changes in how the company is handling complaints about harassment, and in the process, it has made it harder for companies to ignore harassment complaints.
“We’re not doing this to appease you or our users,” Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, told a group of journalists in an interview published on Friday.
“We’re doing this because we care about this issue.
We’re going to be making changes in the way we handle this issue.”
Zuckerberg said the company would be “making a decision about how we address this issue within the next 12 months.”
“I believe that we can do more and more together,” he added.
The announcement comes as Facebook is facing multiple sexual harassment and assault complaints.
The company was sued last week by the National Center for Women and the National Association of Social Workers (NASSW) for allowing members to promote ads and other content on Facebook.
Facebook has denied the claims.
Last month, a number a women told The New York Times they had been harassed on Facebook by members of their immediate family.
Facebook, which is owned by Alphabet, said in a statement that it had “investigated and taken action to address the allegations.”
The company says that it is looking at how to address complaints about abusive or threatening behavior on its platform and “reviews any such allegations, whether they are credible or not, and takes action if necessary.”
“We will be looking for ways to improve the quality and safety of the Facebook community for all,” Zuckerberg said.
“Our goal is to make Facebook a place where anyone can be confident that their words, opinions, and actions are respected.”
Zuck has previously said that Facebook had been slow to address harassment complaints on the platform because it was “not equipped” to handle them.
The social media giant has also been working on changes to its advertising platform, which will see ads removed from some sections of the platform and ads in other sections that will allow advertisers to better target their ads to specific groups.
Facebook has been working to make its ad network more user-friendly for advertisers, which has meant making some ads more specific to their needs.
Facebook also launched a “zero tolerance” ad policy that will apply to all ads and ads with a “very specific purpose.”
Zuiko said that he believes that Facebook has made improvements in its response to harassment, including “better reporting and more robust training and feedback.”
“What we’re seeing now is that they’re going out and we’re hearing from people who have said, ‘I have an issue with Facebook,’ and they’re seeing this kind of change in their experience,” he said.