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Facebook app now lets you post anonymously – and the social network says trolls won’t be a problem

25 Oct

Metro

(Picture: Getty Images) Rooms will let people interact without having to use their name (Picture: Getty Images)

Facebook has released a new app that will let users communicate anonymously – and the social network says trolls and online bullying won’t be an issue.

Rooms, a standalone mobile app for iOS, aims to allow users to discuss sensitive issues they would ordinarily not be comfortable doing by letting them interact on Facebook without having to use their real names.

And the social network claims that trolls will not be able to take advantage of the anonymity as moderators can ban devices instead of users – meaning internet bullies can’t create multiple accounts to harass people.

‘There is a good reason in a lot of situations why you don’t want people to know who you are and it’s not because of something sketchy. We want to give people flexibility because that’s what they want,’ Facebook product manager Josh Miller told…

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Posted by on October 25, 2014 in General News

 

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