Facebook ‘likes’ physical education apps but warns users against using them
Posted On July 20, 2021
Facebook has warned users against “liking” physical education applications, saying it “may not” be safe for them to download them.
“If you have not seen a link to a physical education app, it may not be safe to download,” Facebook said in a blog post published on Wednesday.
“In addition, Facebook may not provide a link if you do not have the app installed or if you are a paid user.”
The social network also says that the apps are “not supported by Facebook”.
“While we may provide a few examples of apps that are supported by us, they do not include all the apps on our platform,” the post reads.
“These apps may not work for everyone.”
Facebook has not responded to a request for comment on whether the company is working with app makers to update its app recommendations.
Users have been encouraged to avoid apps that have been linked to child sexual abuse and suicide, and apps that contain sexual imagery, including “pornographic” and “explicit depictions”.
“This includes apps that depict nudity, graphic images of sexual activity or include sexually explicit content, such as those in apps that feature violent images of sex or that contain violence against women,” Facebook warned in the blog post.
“Facebook has a zero-tolerance policy for content that encourages, promotes or encourages the exploitation of children and teens.”
The company added that the links to apps were “only links to content, not endorsement”.
“When you click on a link that contains any of these links, you do so at your own risk,” Facebook wrote.