Facebook testing feature to fight 'trolls'
LONDON—Facebook is currently testing a new feature in order to fight back against malicious users that impersonate profile pages reported Mirror, a British newspaper.
The feature will will automatically search for profiles containing identical names and pictures of actual users, according to the newspaper, and will notify users about the imposter.
If the user suddenly finds an alert from the social network that his or her account is being targeted, the user can flag it to a dedicated team at Facebook, who are tasked with addressing the problem.
"It's a real point of concern for some women in certain regions of the world where ‘impersonation’ may have certain cultural or social ramifications,” said Antigone Davis the company’s head of global safety.
Facebook, which has 1.6 billion active users worldwide, confirmed it has been testing this feature since November. However, it is still gathering more feedback and research before launching it.