People who post content that goes against the Network’s Community Guidelines will be blocked in all groups for a certain period.
Facebook announced on Wednesday (17) news aimed at groups of the social network. From now on, when a person tries to join a group that has violated the rules of the platform, a notification will be displayed as an alert.
“We will limit invitation notifications to these groups, so that people are less likely to start participating in them,” says a statement.
The content published within these pages will have reduced visibility in the news feed of existing members.
Groups with people who break the rules
Facebook will also identify which groups have many users who violated network policies or who participated in other groups that were removed for breaking the rules.
In such cases, administrators and moderators will need to approve all publications on the page. The company did not detail how many offending members will be required.
Punishments for members
If a user “repeatedly” violates Facebook’s rules when participating in groups, he will be blocked and will not be able to post or comment on any group for a period.
To G1, the company said the restriction could last for 7 or 30 days, but did not elaborate on how many violations will be necessary for the measure to take effect.
These users will also not be able to invite others to groups, nor will they be able to create other groups.
Restrictions on political groups
Following an announcement in January that it said it would no longer recommend political groups to its users in the U.S., the company said the move is now valid worldwide.
The platform claims that people can still invite friends or find these groups through the search engine, but they will not appear as recommendations.
According to the company, the changes will be “implemented globally in the coming months”.