Facebook Implements The New “Alert The Authorities” Button To Crack Down On Internet Crimes.
If you’ve been on Facebook for any limited amount of time, I’m sure you have come across posts that are not so pleasing to the eye.
Whether it be somebody trying to sell drugs, or scandalous Internet p0rn, there are illegal things going on across the Internet every day.
Well, Mark Zuckerberg intends to put a stop to it on his social media site.
Facebook will be implementing a new button on August 1, 2015 that will encourage users to “Alert the Authorities” if they see anything illegal activity going on. It is currently being tested on a select group of “questionable” profiles.
This new Facebook feature will ensure that those unwanted posts never cross your newsfeed again.
It will also send an immediate message to the authorities in the city listed on the user’s account, including the reported photo, users name and any other pertinent information.
It’s kind of like an Internet “911” for illegal activity.
As of January 2015, Facebook reached over 1.39 billion monthly active users which is a 13% increase over the previous year.
With over 300 million photo uploads per day, Zuckerberg feels it is his duty to weed out the illegal activity people feel they need to “share” on his network.
Although this new “Alert the Authorities” button will be launched only in the United States, Zuckerberg is encouraging other countries to join in.
His announcement comes with a warning, “We will be implementing a new “Alert the Authorities” button August 1, 2015. We encourage anybody who is engaging in any illegal activity on Facebook to take their business elsewhere. We would like Facebook to remain a positive experience, and are willing to go to any lengths to make it that way. We will not tolerate any more illegal activity on the Facebook social network. You have been warned.”