Facebook uses its platform to identify and locate people whom it believes may pose a threat to the group and its employees, the social network said Thursday, in reaction to reports from CNBC. ” The company searches its social network for threatening comments and, in some cases, uses its products to determine the whereabouts of people whom it believes may be a credible threat ”, says the chain in a survey published on its site.
A list containing “hundreds of names”
According to CNBC, the criteria to be considered a threat are not always clear and it is sometimes enough to have insulted the group or its boss Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook to be included. If this kind of security measures are not the prerogative of Facebook, CNBC notes that the group has the particularity of being able to use its own products to flush out and locate threats in real time. Facebook denied to the TV channel lightly placing people on this list. The group is severely criticized for its management – considered opaque and abusive – of the personal data of its users.