Changes on Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg is testing the removal of reaction counters and likes under posts. This drastic, as it may seem, change is aimed at curbing the not particularly healthy tendency of users to evaluate their lives from the perspective of the number of reactions under photographs or events from life. And to present a warped image of themselves. Because, as we all know, the more lux and hygge, the more likes you get. Similar tests are already underway on Instagram in seven countries. The expansion of the tests to Facebook may indicate that the results are good. This not over yet.
In a new blog post, Facebook announced that it resigned from the default use of face recognition for photo tagging suggestions. The new arrangements have been in force since yesterday. If your suggestions were disabled in your account or you have just created an account, face recognition will automatically be disabled. Otherwise, you will see the following message in the settings:
...and in the near future you will receive a notification with information about the changes: what data is collected by Facebook and on what terms.
The change of settings is a response to Facebook's agreement with the Federal Trade Commission. In connection with the Cambridge Analytica affair, a fine of $5 billion was imposed on the famous social networking website. Mark Zuckerberg was also required to provide clear and explicit information on how facial recognition technology works and to obtain user consent to use it (especially if this is done to a greater extent than previously agreed). Facebook assures:
Our face recognition technology does not reveal your face to strangers. We do not share or sell this information to any third party.