Thursday, 15 January 2015

Facebook Warning Labels

by Ziuby

The leading social networking site "Facebook" is now putting the warning labels on graphic videos that member can upload and share with friends.

Facebook allows children as young as 13 years old to join. Facebook began adding warnings and age filters in November after the introduction of a feature that causes videos in  News Feeds to automatically start playing. Users must now click on warning labels for those videos to play. In instances when people report graphic content to us that should include warnings, or is not appropriate for people under the age of 18, we may add a warning for adults and prevent young people from viewing the content.

The California-based Internet giant will also prevent potentially shocking or upsetting video clips from popping into News Feeds of members whose profiles say they
are younger than 18 years old.

 This is the right step towards being responsible in the Digital World. "Be responsible for your own actions", this quote perfectly describes the attitude one must have when it comes to using technology. Strict measures and protocols for regulating online content and ensuring the implementaion of it is extremetly important. Thumbs up for Facebook towards taking this intiative and lets hope that others will follow.