Facebook will adopt new policies to address harassment targeting public figures

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The U.S. online social media and social networking service Facebook’s logo is shown on a laptop screen. Facebook has announced changes to its policies on online bullying. Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images

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Facebook will expand its current harassment policies to further protect users from abuse and harmful content on the platform.

On Wednesday, the company announced it would ban content that degrades or sexualizes public figures, such as elected officials, celebrities, activists, and journalists. This builds on the

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