Facebook is trying to rout out extremism by asking users if they've been exposed to extremist content from their friends.
- Facebook is asking users to report if they've recently exposed to extremist content.
social mediagiant said it's part of a test to "provide resources and support" to people.
- The trial aims to identify those who have been exposed to extremist content and previous offenders of community guidelines.
"Are you concerned that someone you know is becoming an extremist?"
Facebook users are reporting that they're seeing this alert on the social media site. They're also receiving warnings that they "may have been exposed to harmful extremist content recently," according to screenshots shared on Twitter.
These prompts are accompanied by links to "get support," where users will be directed to resources like Life After Hate, a non-profit organization that's working to help people leave "violent far-right" groups, according to a CNN report.
They are part of the social media giant's latest efforts to regulate extremist content on its site.
"This test is part of our larger work to assess ways to provide resources and support to people on Facebook who may have engaged with or were exposed to extremist content, or may know someone who is at risk," Facebook told Insider in a statement, adding that it's also "partnering with NGOs and academic experts in this space."
According to a Reuters report, the trial is also part of Facebook's commitment to the Christchurch Call to Action, which seeks to eliminate extremist content online.
It was set up two months after a 2019 attack on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, that killed 17 and was livestreamed on the social media site, sparking widespread furor.
The company has come under fire from governments and advocacy groups in recent years for its failure to regulate extremist and fake
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