Facebook Builds Tools For Those Who Fear A Friend May Be Suicidal

Facebook Builds Tools For Those Who Fear A Friend May Be Suicidal
Technology

Messages about self-harm on social media will now be flagged so friends can help

Jennifer Passas
  • 28 june 2016

While many posts on Facebook are easy to ignore while mindlessly scrolling, there are times that a message evokes genuine concern. Messages of despair, loneliness, self-harm and suicide are alarming and often paralyzing. In an effort to help, Facebook Safety is rolling out a suicide prevention tool that will have a mechanism and processes that makes it easier for people to help friends in need.

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