Facebook rebuts reports of closing anonymous community pages

Want China Times
Date: 2015-07-15

Facebook said Tuesday that it will not close all anonymous community pages, rebutting

Facebook's company logo. (File photo/CFP)

Facebook’s company logo. (File photo/CFP)

some media reports in Taiwan that it would do so to stem online bullying and slander.

In a media workshop held by the US-based social networking service in Taipei earlier in the day, Ken Cheung, head of Facebook media partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region, said the company has observed bullying and slanderous posts on many anonymous community pages in Taiwan.

Facebook will therefore use software programs to stem the practice, Cheung said at the workshop.

The announcement, however, was not understood by some reporters at the event, who then released news reports that “Facebook will close all anonymous pages.”     [FULL  STORY]

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