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London : Social networking website Facebook has promised to develop new security measures that will automatically delete offensive messages sent by strangers. Engineers at Facebook are now working on new systems to combat the growing trend, known as “trolling”, where anonymous users “bombard” victims with offensive messages or abuse, the Telegraph reported.

According to the report, “trolls” have targeted a number of “tribute” pages including those in memory of the Cumbria shooting victims and soldiers who died in Afghanistan. At present, Facebook users can manually delete abusive messages, but officials said the new system would delete the offensive content automatically.

Administrators of such sites will also be given new advice on how to cope with “trolls” and be given access to the new tools, they said. A Facebook spokesman said that while the company already employed “robust” systems, engineers were developing new programmes to combat the threat.

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One Response to “Facebook vows new measures to combat ‘trolling’”

  1. I agree with the new security measures that will be taken. That’s very rude and offensive to post negative comments in those cases where someone has died or is missing. Good!